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Are Your Digital Communications Accessible?

Digital Accessibility GraphicWebsites, web-based software applications, online videos, and digital documents in Word, PDF, and other formats can be accessible to everyone; however, none of these media are accessible automatically.

On Thursday, April 14, technology accessibility specialist Terrill Thompson from the University of Washington’s DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) program will present “Are Your Digital Communications Accessible?” at a free public event in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue)). The free presentation takes place from 1:00–3:00 p.m. and anyone can attend.

This session will explore accessibility of common digital media, including problems and easy-to-implement solutions. It will also discuss web accessibility standards and their applicability to the current legal landscape.

CART captioning and handheld amplified receivers and headsets will also be available. To request an additional accommodation, e-mail

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This event is co-sponsored by the Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities; Seattle Public Library LEAP (Library Equal Access Program); a11ySea—a Seattle Area Accessibility & Inclusive Design MeetUp group; the Healthy Aging Partnership; and the City of Seattle’s departments of Human Services, Information Technology, and Neighborhoods. The venue is hosted by the Office of the Seattle City Clerk, Legislative Department, and the program is coordinated by the Northwest Universal Design Council.