The University of Washington Bothell

Projects

Website projects

The Office of Advancement & External Relations owns and manages the UW Bothell website. At any time, we have several major projects underway. Current projects are listed below.

Please send feedback or questions about the website to uwbadv@uw.edu


Responsive website design

Responsive website design (RWD) enables a website to display on all screen sizes - from mobile phone to large screen.  Planning and production work is underway.  

User testing: Tell us what you think

As part of our responsive design project, we'll be asking the campus community for help in testing our proposed design to be sure the website is easy to navigate and contains the most important information for our users.


Kentico CMS version 10 update

The Kentico 10 upgrade has been completed, effective May 2018.

Major Outcomes

  • Migration to the cloud with Amazon Web Services
  • Geographic redundancy in case of emergencies
  • Improved data backup and recovery
  • Accessibility improvements on the template and the global navigation

 


PDF Pilot

In support of the University of Washington UW Policy – IT Accessibility, Accessible Technology Services (ATS) held a pilot project to explore the cost and time commitments when implementing State Policy #188 on IT accessibility and electronic documents. The goal is to achieve 100% compliance with PDF/UA (WACG 2.0, level AA) success criteria, the UW standard for IT accessibility on all PDF documents.

Progress report

  • The pilot gave us funds to send our PDFs to the UW vendor VasTec, who remediated our documents to be accessible.
  • Ashley Magdall, Web Support Specialist, managed the pilot with help from her team in AER and the Enterprise Services team in IT. She also works with website editors, encouraging them to move content from PDFs onto a webpage as HTML is the most accessible format for assistive technology.
  • Ana Thompson, Learning & Access Designer, trained UW Bothell faculty, staff, and student employees on how to remediate PDFs.
  • Work done on the pilot project was presented to the Accessibility capacity building institute as well as do UW IT staff during the annual UW TechConnect conference.
  • This pilot concluded with over 122 documents submitted for remediation.