Accessibility at UW Bothell

Equal & equitable access

The University of Washington Bothell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.

This site serves as a central hub for accessible technology information on the UW Bothell campus. Accessible technology includes electronic documents, websites, videos, software applications, and hardware devices that can be used effectively by everyone, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. The UW community is collectively responsible for assuring the  technologies we choose, use, and create are fully accessible.

By promoting accessibility awareness and Universal Design, we aim to create a high-quality higher education system that provides expanded opportunity for everyone. We also hope to provide quality curricula by making use of the best of educational technology in support of teaching and learning and build an inclusive and supportive community of learning and incorporate diverse perspectives.


Electronic content


Academic resources

Accessibility definition

"A person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally and independently as a person without a disability."
- Office of Civil Rights definition.

Learn more about accessible technology at the UW

Universal Design for Active Learning

Universal Design for Active Learning (UDAL) is a UW Bothell Learning Technologies initiative. This initiative comprises of principles, research and best practices of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with added emphasis on learner engagement and physical spaces. UDAL is being integrated in faculty development, student support materials, online and hybrid course design, classroom design and faculty learning communities. 

Learn more about universal design for active learning


Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI)

Ana Thompson MIS, CPACC
Learning & Access Designer
Certified Adobe PDF Accessiblity Trainer or (425) 352-3794

Marketing & Communications

Ashley Magdall
Web Support Specialist
Web & Social Media

Human Resources

Sharene Peltier
Human Resources Manager
(425) 352-5307

Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Rosa Liu, M.Ed.
Academic Services-Assistant Director



Laws, policies, & standards

This UW Non-Discrimination policy is consistent with federal civil rights laws, specifically Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from the federal government. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by employers (Title I), public entities (Title II), and places of public accommodation (Title III), all of which apply to the UW.  Both Section 504 and the ADA require that the University provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities to participate in, and receive the benefits of, the educational program, and require that the University provide accommodation or modifications when necessary to ensure equal treatments. Learn more about the federal laws as well as UW policies & standards.