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Disability Services Office

Disability resources

Accessibility and parking on the Seattle campus

The Access Guide for Persons with Disabilities contains maps with detailed descriptions of access to Seattle campus facilities. The Evacuation for Persons with Disabilities guide provides evacuation procedures for fire and other building emergencies. Transportation Services provides information about disability parking on the Seattle campus.

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DSO services flyer

The DSO services flyer (PDF) is designed for printing and distributing to faculty, teaching assistants, and staff. The flyer provides information about the services we offer.

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Event notices — reasonable accommodation statements

In order to ensure equal access to the University’s programs and activities for individuals with disabilities, an accommodation statement must be present on all announcements of University events.

Full accommodation statement

Use the following statement in all announcements of meetings, programs, seminars, workshops, conferences, sporting events, or arts events that are open to students, employees, or the public:

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

Abbreviated accommodation statement

Use the following abbreviated accommodation statement only when the identities of the individual invitees are known or when the announcement space constraints are severe:

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the practice of adapting a job to the individual so work can be performed without harmful strain or injury. Reducing or eliminating the risk factors that cause work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) is the major goal of an effective program.

Responsibility for providing an ergonomically suitable work environment rests with your department. UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides guidance on ergonomics issues. For further information, contact EH&S at 206-543-7388.

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort while performing your job duties, contact your health-care provider. If the pain and discomfort is job-related, report the issue to your supervisor as soon as possible, and follow the UW accidents and injuries reporting process.

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Resources and services from our partners

Building and facilities (Seattle)
Communications and computing
Academic programs and research centers
Academic services
Accessible events, meetings, and conferences
Community resources

 

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