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KNW - Knowledge NorthWest

Seattle Colleges Cable Television is launching a new channel, KNW - Knowledge NW.  The new channel will broadcast educational content from the Seattle Colleges and partner institutions, like the University of Washington, and content from Free Speech TV.  CLICK HERE to watch a live simulcast stream of KNW - Knowledge NW!

ADA Accessibility

The SCCtv web site is in the process of being re-designed and tested to be in compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2.

Summary of Some of the Main Accessibility Features

  • Structural and navigational aids have been incorporated into the design, such as headings, landmarks, and "skip navigation" links.
  • All images and other non-text elements have alternative text associated with them.
  • All features are functional with a variety of input methods including mouse, keyboard, touch, and voice.
  • Videos have captions and transcripts.
  • Foreground/background color contrast of text and user interface elements complies with WCAG guidance for users with low vision.
  • Form elements have proper labels.
  • Data tables have header cells associated with their respective data cells.
  • Scripts and interactive components follow WCAG guidance and ARIA Authoring Practices, where appropriate.

Overview of Improvements to the SCCtv website
The newest version of the website includes several significant improvements. They target general usability, functional enhancements, consideration of newer mobile devices, growing number of Audio Described programs, and most importantly, ADA Section 508 compliance.
Highlights of site-wide enhancements for WCAG2.2 compliance
  1. Consideration for Visual, Physical, and Cognitive impairments
  2. Page Contrast choices:  Default, Night Mode, High Contrast (Black/White, Black/Yellow, Yellow/Black)
  3. Keyboard Navigation using “Skip Menus” and Landmarks
  4. Fixed or Wide Page Layout
  5. Font size increase/decrease and Fixed Width Font
  6. Full implementation of ARIA for Navigation Landmarks, Screen Readers, Form Hints, and Messages 
News from SCCtv 2017

News from SCCtv 2017

SCCtv is Seattle Colleges Cable television, the television station for the Seattle Colleges. With a staff which bring years of commercial and public television experience, extensive award winning talents (including Emmy, National Murrow, Telly and Education Reporting awards) and vast cutting-edge digital technical knowledge, SCCtv streams and broadcasts digital video and develops web platforms to support this digital delivery.  SCCtv broadcasts in Seattle on Comcast Ch 28, CenturyLink Ch 8005 (HD Ch 8505), Wave Broadband Ch 19 and to the world via live simulcast at