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Improving Accessibility for and Inclusion of People of All Abilities

DH in partnership with CCER | ADII presents "Improving Accessibility for, and Inclusion of, People of All Abilities." This webinar is part of a grant awarded by the Washington State Department of Health to improve access to COVID-19 resources and information.

To view this webinar, visit our YouTube channel

You can download the PDFs for both parts of the presentation:
Improving Accessibility | Disability Language & Etiquette

Learning Goals:

  1. Basics of accessibility and disability language & etiquette
  2. Share the kind of support we can offer to partners
  3. Accessibility Toolkit 
  4. Resources and free online course on disability topics

You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about what accessibility means, experience components of an accessible meeting, and find out how UW and DH can offer your organization real support in ensuring your COVID-19 vaccine communications are more accessible and thus reach a broader audience. Over 23% of Washington State’s population includes individuals with disabilities, and our goal is to ensure more COVID-19 vaccine communications are accessible to all.

The Accessible Design and Innovation Inclusion Project (ADII), Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from Washington Department of Health COVID-19. The grant has been awarded to support the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) with COVID-19 vaccine communications efforts.  As a partner, ADII will be instrumental in supporting the State's efforts to expand its reach into underserved communities across Washington by increasing engagement and information sharing to communities about COVID-19 vaccine efforts by providing service hours to support public agencies and community-based organizations. 
Project goals include increasing information sharing on COVID-19 vaccine communications efforts with limited-English speaking communities, including people who communicate by American Sign Language (ASL); providing information and answering questions about COVID-19 protection efforts in communities of color, Native communities, limited-English speaking communities, and communities located near isolation, quarantine and recovery sites; and keeping individuals, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations and businesses informed during this public health emergency.

The ADII team plans to accomplish the award aims by leveraging staff expertise in reviewing and assisting with making materials (brochures, pamphlets, websites, etc.) accessible to people with disabilities by partnering with community disability resources such as the NW ADA Center, as well as individuals with disabilities.  The anticipated completion date for the funded project is June 30, 2021.

Organizations serving residents across Washington are invited to contact ADII at: or 425-771-7425 for more information.

This event is sponsored by: The Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 Protection Initiative