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Accessibility Center

Welcome to the Accessibility Center at SBCTC. This is where you can find resources and information to help advance web and IT accessibility awareness, understanding, and implementation across Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Here you will find updates on events and trainings, information about policy, resources, and more.

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The Committee for Accessible Technology Oversight (CATO) was formed in response to the approval of the State Board Accessible Technology Policy. CATO advises several SBCTC councils and commissions on matters of accessibility and technology, while supporting the creation of annual work plans and monitoring progress on their achievements. The committee is also responsible for making recommendations, establishing guidelines, and disseminating best practices for technology accessibility.

To learn more about CATO and its mission, visit the CATO webpage.

If you are the Policy 188 Coordinator for your institution or work in Accessible Technology please consider joining the ATcoord e-list community.

Read more about Policy 188.

SBCTC offers the Accessibility Micro Courses to help you learn how to create accessible documents such as Word, PowerPoint, PDF and more.

You can also view  the course material by visiting the public Library of Accessible Resources.

 The Accessible Documents page provides more guides and resources.

SBCTC hosts a monthly open forum to discuss the status of accessibility in ctcLink. To learn more about this event and other ctcLink accessibility work please visit the ctcLink Accessibility webpage.

SBCTC holds contracts with several vendors providing communication services. Learn more by visiting the Communication Access Services web page.



Monica Olsson
Policy Associate, Accessible IT Coordinator

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Last Modified: 5/3/23, 4:01 PM

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