Creating spaces for you

Citizen University is committed to ensuring everyone is able to access, understand, and enjoy the digital and in-person experiences we create. We embrace people with all identities and abilities, and we value your input. Read more about our commitments to equity, justice, and belonging →

We’re working to continually improve our accessibility standards and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. If you have questions, needs, or concerns, please reach out to us at [email protected] or (206) 905-8333.

If you are a participant of a Citizen University program and have a specific question, concern, or request, please reach out directly to our program staff.

Accessibility in web and digital content

Our website is designed in compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines standards and verified Axe accessibility testing.

On our website, social media, and other digital settings, we use high contrast ratios in our design and avoid flashing animations. We work to ensure all images have thorough alt text and descriptions, and that videos with sound have closed captioning. For live gatherings over Zoom, we use closed captioning.

If your needs are not being met by our current website, please send us a note at [email protected] or (206) 905-8333.

Accessibility in physical spaces

For Citizen University in-person gatherings, we strive to create environments where everyone feels safe and empowered. We seek out venues that meet regulations outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, provide wheelchair accessibility, and have all-gender bathrooms. Most of our venues have both parking and public transit options nearby. We are able to hire interpreters for ASL or other languages.

When we can, we provide food and drinks at our gatherings and seek to accommodate the needs of participants. Occasionally, we will have a photographer at our gatherings who may use flash photography only when necessary.

When designing our gatherings and learning experiences, we consider the many ways that people learn and interact. We embrace neurodiversity, physical diversity, and all the ways that people take in new information. We prioritize breaks for rest, movement, and taking care of our bodies.

If we can clarify or accommodate your needs in any way, please send us a note at [email protected] or (206) 905-8333.