Author Ana Thompson CPACC

At University of Washington Bothell, Ana works as a Learning & Access Designer supporting university students, faculty and staff in a variety of technologies as well as providing consultations and training in creating or purchasing accessible IT.

Currently, Ana is the lead of the Universal Design for Learning (UDAL) campus initiative and is a member of the New Faculty Orientation, Accessible Campus Spaces, the Classroom Design committees and the tri-campus UW IT Accessibility Task Force.

At her previous institution, Boise State University, Ana was part of the campus Accessibility Committee and she was one of the authors of the Accessibility at Boise State White Paper, a compendium of the current status of accessibility on campus and recommendations to move forward with the Campus Accessibility Initiative.

Accessibility Statement

Content on this website has been created with great care using WCAG 2.1 AA standards to support universal access and comply with ADA requirements. To this end, this site also includes the UserWay Accessibility Tool to enhance the user experience. The tool is represented by a blue icon on the upper right corner of the site and offers options for personalizing:

  • Contrast options
  • Highlighting links
  • Changing default text size
  • Expanding spacing between letters
  • Pause animations
  • Choose a Dyslexia-friendly font
  • Enlarge cursor size
  • Enable tooltips

To learn more about web accessibility, go to The Basics of Web Accessibility resource. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact me.

Privacy Statement

WHO WE ARE

Our website address is: https://access-design.blog and is hosted as a public service to share my personal and professional insights into accessibility and universal design.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

COMMENTS

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

MEDIA

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

CONTACT FORMS

COOKIES

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Data collected on this site is not shared nor used for marketing purposes unless it is required by law to release information to federal authorities in relation to a committed crime. Otherwise, it is logged as part of site management for internal analytics reports.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.