Accessibility services at UW Bothell

UW Bothell IT Academic & Collaborative Technologies in partnership with UW-IT Accessible Technologies and the DO-IT Center offer a variety of accessibility services for the UW Bothell campus. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Ana Thompson via email or phone at 425-352-3794.


We offer group or workshops or individual staff training on creating accessible documents, learning about universal design, accessibility in Canvas, PDF accessibility, etc. To request a workshop for your group, contact Ana Thompson via email or phone at 425-352-3794.

Canvas course accessibility assessments

We offer accessibility assessments for Canvas courses where we work with a faculty member to do training and review course files to determine actions needed. This process takes at least 2 weeks, and it is setup on a first come, first serve basis. To get started, submit a Request for an Accessibility Assessment (UW login is required).

Online training

Accessibility 101, our online training option offered in Canvas, is a self-paced course that offers a set of five modules with quizzes and some optional content. These modules can be studied in order for a more scaffolded experience, but individual topics can also be accessed as needed.

UW free PDF remediation service

If you have PDFs that are reusable and high impact , you can apply to have those files remediated (made accessible) by Access Technology Services (ATS) PDF Document Remediation Service. If approved, the files will go into a queue for remediation and you will be notified when they are finished.

UW free captioning service

ATS will caption a limited number of UW videos without charge through a service supported by UW-IT. Individuals, departments, and other units at the UW are encouraged to apply for funding to caption highly-visible, high-impact, multiple use, and/or strategic videos. For more information, contact Susie Hawkey (

Examples include:

  • Videos available to the public on a high-use website
  • Videos that will be used multiple times in a course
  • Videos developed by several faculty members to be used in several different classes

If you are interested in applying for this service, please submit the UW Captioning Service Application.