Office of Inclusive Design

Accessible Routes on UW Campus

The UW Seattle campus is deceptively steep, rising from Lake Washington on the east to an elevation of 224 feet at the northwest corner, a rise equal to an 18-story building. Spanning approximately 15 blocks north to south and 25 blocks east to west. Many of the pedestrian pathways have conditions that do not meet accessibility requirements for slope, duration, surface and rails. 

UW Facilities and Business Innovation and Technology Campus Accessibility Interactive Map

Guide gives information on:  

  • assisted entrances 
  • multilevel entrances 
  • manual entrances 
  • routes without stairs 
  • routes navigable by wheelchair 
  • elevators 
  • accessible restrooms 
  • accessible parking areas near buildings 

Report an accessibility barrier to UW Facilities

  • Non-functioning door openers 
  • Non-functioning elevators 
  • Damaged curb cuts 
  • Issues with accessible restrooms 
  • Weather related issues such as snow blocked paths 
  • Other accessibility barriers 

 If you need any additional support or resources, please contact the Office of Inclusive Design (