Disability Services Office

Disability accommodation for members of the public

The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities.

Accommodation requests

We can respond to your accommodation requests most effectively if we receive it as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

For general disability accommodation requests, contact us at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu.

For interpreting, captioning, amplification services, and TTYs, contact the Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at 206-543-1415 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), or dhhreq@uw.edu.

When you contact us, please provide the following information:

  • Your name, contact information, and today’s date
  • The name(s) of those needing services
  • Date, start time, and end time of service
  • Building name and room number
  • Details of assignment, including the title of the event and the type of the event (such as lecture, presentation, meeting, concert, staff retreat, training)
  • Type of service requested (such as interpreting, captioning, amplification services, TTYs)

Accessibility and parking

The Access Guide for Persons with Disabilities contains maps with detailed descriptions of access to Seattle campus facilities.

The Evacuation Topics for Persons with Disabilities focus sheet discusses several options for an emergency evacuation.

For information about parking on University premises, visit disability parking.

Accommodation at the UW medical facilities

UW Medical Center (UWMC)

UW Medical Center Teleservices provides a variety of adaptive equipment for patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or who have speech impairments. TTYs (regular print, large print visual display, Braille), amplified headsets, flashing light and vibrating phone alert signalers, and TV decoders are available. To request adaptive equipment, call 206-598-6970 (voice).

Public telephones are located on each floor of the medical center and in the main lobby. TTY pay phones are available in the medical center’s lobby on the third floor and in the second floor east entrance.

View maps and information about UWMC parking.

UW Medical Center — Roosevelt

To contact the UW Medical Center — Roosevelt, call the main switchboard at 206-598-5700 (voice).

There are public telephones in the lobby (first floor), including one that is TTY accessible.

Harborview Medical Center

To contact the Harborview Medical Center, call the main switchboard at 206-731-3000 (voice) or 206-731-3246 (TTY).

View maps and information about Harborview parking.