Our goal for this website is to provide information and access to services to all visitors. We understand that not everyone experiences web content the same way. Some have impaired vision, hearing, ability to use a mouse, or other disability. As part of our commitment to universal access, we make it a priority to take these differences into account by organizing our site and presenting our content in ways that are usable by visitors with disabilities and the assistive technologies they rely on.

Here is more on web accessibility and this website:

User Tips & Tools

Your Internet user experience is shaped by more than just the design and content features built into the sites you visit. You also have available a growing number of alternative settings in your computer’s operating system and browser that can improve the clarity and accessibility of any site you visit. For example, many operating systems and browsers offer settings to change background colors, increase contrast, increase text and icon size, choose a preferred font, magnify your computer screen, and activate a screen reader that lets you listen to content you are unable to read.

Accessibility Settings for Our Site

  • Text size selector
  • High contrast selector

Accessibility Settings You Can Make Globally

Your Computer’s Operating System

Microsoft Windows – to learn more, visit Accessibility in Microsoft Products
Apple – to learn more, visit

Your Mobile Device

Here are links to help you learn about “built-in” accessibility options available on your mobile device or tablet:

Your Browser

To learn about accessibility options on various browsers:

Our Accessibility Policy

This website is designed to provide information and access to services to all visitors, including those with disabilities.

Our Accessibility Commitment

The Northwest Universal Design Council is supported by Age Friendly Seattle and Aging and Disability Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County. We are committed to meeting the accessibility standards guidelines known as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA. These have been adopted by W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium, as part of its Web Accessibility Initiative.

Testing for Accessibility Problems

Our web team tests our web pages using an online testing service to find and fix accessibility problems. And we ask persons with various types of disabilities to visit our site (or other sites with similar design and functional characteristics) and provide their feedback and suggestions for changes we can make that will improve accessibility for all.

Your Comments and Questions

We also recognize the importance of feedback from ordinary visitors to our site. We invite you to give us suggestions and feedback based on your experience visiting our site. And, let us know if you have questions or would like additional information.

Aging and Disability Services is a unit of the Seattle Human Services Department. City of Seattle ADA Notice.

Feedback & Questions

We’d like to hear from you. In providing feedback, please be specific about:

  • the page, content, or function you are commenting on;
  • the difficulty you are experiencing; and
  • your suggestions for improving our site.

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