Central Access Information


Central Access creates accessible materials for individuals with print related disabilities.

What do we do?


Our team provides quality work for students and staff at Central Washington University as well as many institutions and schools across the country.

Central Access also provides meaningful opportunities for student employees to learn about the production of accessible materials and grow professionally while serving the community.

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Alternative Media Services Including


  • Tactile Graphics
    • Send us graphics, including maps, diagrams, and images, and we create tactile versions of these graphics that are accessible for individuals with print-related disabilities.
  • Braille
    • Request a braille version of texts or textbooks (hard copy or electronic braille).
    • Nemeth or Unified English Braille.
  • STEM Accessibility
    • We are the experts at creating accessible science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content for individuals with print-related disabilities, including specialized materials for individuals who are blind.
  • Screen Reader Accessible Documents
    • Includes HTML and edited Word documents for use with screen readers of your choice.
  • Alternative Format Training
    • Learn the nuances and intricacies of the production of accessible alternative format materials from basic braille transcriptions to more advanced STEM transcriptions and tactile graphics processing

Upcoming Events


Alternative Format Boot Camp 2023 (July 24 - 28, 2023)

Join us for our annual Alternative Format Boot Camp, where you will learn everything you want to know about alternative format processing.

Who do we serve?


  • The students of Central Washington University
  • Clients from other universities
  • Anyone needing accessible material

Contact information


Central Access

Central Washington University

400 E University Way MS 7541
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7582
(509)963-1371
centralaccess@cwu.edu

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