Welcome to Accessible U, a support resource to help the University of Minnesota community cultivate more inclusive experiences on course sites, websites, Zoom meetings, documents, presentations, applications, and other digital products.

What is Digital Accessibility?

Digital Accessibility is achieved when all people can equitably access content on the web or in applications. 

Many of the applications we use to communicate, collaborate, and share enable accessibility, but access for all doesn't happen by default. Everyone who shares content in a digital format must take action to create an equitable experience for all.

Our Call to the U Community: Cultivate Inclusion in Digital Spaces

When we practice digital accessibility, we encourage our community to go beyond accommodating individual people with disabilities. Rather, our goal is to make content accessible to all at the point of creation, and in doing so, demonstrate one of our core values: that all people share equal rights to learn, work, and connect. 

Digital Accessibility Helps Advance the U's Mission

The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

Board of Regents Policy: Mission Statement (PDF)