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Accessible Technology at CPTC

Accessible technology includes electronic documents (including emails), websites (including Canvas, Sharepoint, etc.), videos, software applications, and hardware devices that can be used effectively by everyone, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. The CPTC Accessible Technology Committee is working toward making sure that the technologies we choose, use, and create at CPTC are fully accessible in accordance with WA Policy #188 and Ferdal regulations. 

To report a concern related to Accessible Technology at CPTC, or to provide feedback, contact Jessica Carey at


Note: The video above uses the term "websites" very broadly to mean anything viewed by an individual online. This video includes stories from individuals who are not able to access class materials (Canvas, 3rd party software), library software, and internal digital materials.

Accessible Technology Training on Campus

Members of the Accessible Technology Committee are working on a training series which we will roll out in Spring Quarter. We are also providing open office hours for those who would like to get one-on-one help with their materials. Below you will find a list of open office hours for Spring Quarter 2019. Drop-ins welcome, no appointment necessary. 

Open Office Hours

  • Kelley Meeusen & Cindy Overton (Bldg 15, Rm 107) - Documents and Canvas Content - Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm
  • Jessica Carey (Bldg 11, Rm 212) - Documents, Emails, Canvas Content, Web Content, and Videos - Thursdays from 1pm - 2pm*
    *No office hours on May 16th due to the Global Accessibility Awareness Day event at the Capital Building.

For information regarding software procurement, contact Pamela Jeter at

Accessibility Bytes Trainings (Spring 2019 Dates)

Each quarter, the Accessible Technology Committee will hold a two week period of Accessibility Bytes trainings. These are meant to be short, hands-on training sessions for faculty and staff and the Accessible Technology topics are determined by what the Accessible Technology Committee identifies as the greatest need for our campus. 

Staff and Faculty can signup for sessions here.

Accessible Documents - Bldg 11, Room 112

  • May 20th 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • May 22nd 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • May 28th 2:00 - 3:00pm
  • May 30th 12:00 - 1:00pm

Accessible Emails - Bldg 11, Room 112

  • May 22nd 12:00 - 12:30pm
  • May 23rd 2:30 - 3:00pm
  • May 28th 3:30 - 4:00pm
  • May 30th 10:00 - 10:30am

Accessible Technology Procurement - Bldg 11, Room 112

  • May 22nd 12:30 - 1:00pm
  • May 23rd 2:00 - 2:30pm
  • May 28th 3:00 - 3:30pm
  • May 30th 10:30 - 11:00am

Accessible Canvas - Bldg 15, ELC Lab

  • May 21st 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • May 23rd 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • May 28th 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • May 30th 12:00 - 1:00pm

Upcoming Campus-wide Accessible Technology Meetings

  • June 10th at 12:00pm in Bldg 23, Rm 209

To attend a regular monthly Accessible Technology Committee meeting, visit our Accessible Technology Committee page for meeting dates and locations.

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