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Central Access

About Us

Our Mission

Central Access supports independence for all individuals in life and education.  We empower full and equal access to print materials by creating quality accessible formats for students and others 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
Central Access Office


Phone: (509)963-1371

Vernée Hemphill, Administrator


Phone: (509)963-1263

Adrienne Zimny, Program Coordinator and Customer Care


Phone: (509)963-1371

Sabrina Stoutamyer, Program Assistant & Tactile Graphic Coordinator


Phone: (509)963-1374

Phillip Herta,
Program Assistant & Braille Coordinator


Phone: (509) 963-1570


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