About & contact

Accessibility at UW Bothell

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.

Contact us

We provide multiple services to university staff and academic personnel with disabilities.

Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Rosa Liu, M.Ed.

  • Title: Manager, Veteran Services and Disability Resources for Students
  • Email: rosal@uw.edu

Digital Learning & Innovation (DLI)

Ana Thompson MIS, CPACC

Human Resources

Sharene Peltier

  • Title: Human Resources Manager
  • Phone: (425) 352-5307

Marketing & Communications

Ashley Magdall

Serving all of our students

According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the percentage of students between the ages of 18-34 that disclosed a disability was 11.4%, more explicitly, group age 18-24 was 3.5% and group age 25-34 was 7.9% (National, 2017, pp. 24-25)1. The actual number of college students who experience one or more disabilities is much higher. 94% of high school students with learning disabilities receive some form of assistance. In contrast, only 17% of college students with learning disabilities take advantage of learning assistance resources at their school. According to the Hechinger Report,"It can be hard for learning-disabled students to ask for help in college however, and not just because of ignorance or a perceived stigma associated with disabilities."

Now more than ever, it is important that academic materials are as accessible as possible. When we make content universally accessible, it benefits all students, not just those with disabilities.

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.

1 National Center for Education Statistics. (2017 December). Web Tables—Characteristics and Outcomes of Undergraduates With Disabilities. US Department of Education, NCES 2018-432. Retrieved from: https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018432.pdf