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Accessibility Center


Welcome to the Accessibility Center on the SBCTC website. This is where you can find resources and information that aim to advance digital and IT accessibility awareness, understanding, and implementation across Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Here you will find updates on events and training opportunities, information about policy, technical guidance and resources, and more. As this is a new resource page on the SBCTC website, please stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Committee on Accessible Technology Oversight (CATO)

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.

Policy 188/Accessible Technology Coordinator e-list

If you are the Policy 188 Coordinator for your institution and/or serve in the realm of Accessible IT/Technology please consider joining the ATcoord e-list community.

Read more about Policy 188.

Creating Accessible Documents

Please refer to the Accessibility Micro Courses to learn more about creating Accessible Documents such as Word, PowerPoint, PDF and more. Please note that the Canvas and PDF modules are under construction and will become available at the end of September 2021.

If you do not want to register for the courses as a student, you can still preview and access the course material by visiting the Library of Accessible Resources.

ctcLink Accessibility/Open Forum

The State Board 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 is hosting a live webinar in October, “How to read a VPAT.” Our guest presenter is Terrill Thompson from University of Washington. If you assist in evaluating products and services for accessibility or make IT procurement decisions, this workshop is for you.

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit the SBCTC calendar and event registration page

Vendor Contracts

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) negotiated contracts with several vendors providing live Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) and video Closed Captioning services.


Monica Olsson
Policy Associate, Accessible IT Coordinator


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