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Central Access

About Us


Our mission

We are committed to supporting independence for all individuals in their life and education by allowing every individual to have full and equal access to print materials. We do this by providing alternative formats of the highest clarity and quality for students and individuals around the country.

Our Values

The values that guide our practice and decisions are:

  • Everyone deserves equal access to information and materials.
  • Focus on the users and their experience first.
  • Innovate and grow-there is always more to learn.
  • Empower those we serve through education.
  • Treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Build a positive team environment.

What does Central Access Do?

Central Access is a service provider located at Central Washington University. We produce alternative media, such as edited word documents formatted for text-to-speech readers, Nemeth Braille, STEM material, Unified English Braille (UEB), tactile graphics, and more.

Our team provides quality products for students and staff at Central Washington University as well as many institutions and schools across the country. Team members are trained and specialize within a variety of alternative media formats.

Central Access also provides meaningful opportunities for student employees to learn about the production of accessible materials and grow professionally while serving the community. This includes presenting at accessibility conferences and sharing research and technology with others in the field.


Staff at Central Access

Who?Contact Info 
Vernée Hemphill, Central Access Administrator


Phone: (509)963-1263

Adrienne Zimny, Central Access Program Coordinator and Customer Care


Phone: (509)963-1371


Under the direction of:

Steve Wenger, Director of the Wildcat Shop


Phone: (509)963-1353


In collaboration with:

Wendy Holden, Director of Disability Services


Phone: (509)963-2214





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