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Attend University accessibility events where you can learn more about making digital resources accessible, discuss related topics, and advocate for inclusion.

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GAAD 2024: Built Without Barriers

The University of Minnesota hosted a half-day, online event on Thursday, May 16, 2024 around the theme “Built Without Barriers" as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). 

Recording

Slides from each session are linked on the Built Without Barriers page.

Event

Introduction to Manual Website Accessibility Testing

Automated accessibility scanning tools can only catch around 30% of accessibility issues. Manual testing with assistive technologies is required.

Presenters

  • Luke
    Kudryashov
    Disability Resource Center, Twin Cities
  • Khaled
    Musa
    Office of Information Technology, Twin Cities

Sponsors

Accessibility Ambassadors

Recording

Related Badging Program Courses

  • Web Content Course

Content Formats

  • Websites and Applications
Event

Pope Tech: Measure Website Accessibility

This presentation will provide an overview of the Pope Tech web accessibility tool and demonstrate key functionality. You will learn how to set up a website in Pope Tech, run a scan, locate errors, and track progress over time.

Presenters

  • Dimitri
    Tadege
    University Relations
  • Kieran
    Kohlhase
    Office of Information Technology

Recording

Related Badging Program Courses

  • Web Content Course

Content Formats

  • Websites and Applications
Event

Physical Access and Inclusive Spaces Across Campus

This presentation will take a look at common access issues on a post-secondary campus and apply MN State Accessibility, the ADA, and good design to compare options. Additionally, the presenters will share some history on the UMD Commission on Disabilities and information about accessibility scans.

Presenters

  • Roberta
    Kehne
    Disability Resource Center, Twin Cities
  • Jodi
    Straka
    Office of Admissions, Duluth
  • LeeAnn
    Ilminen
    Chancellor's Office, Duluth

Recording

Event

Redesigning for Cognitive Ease

Alyssa Panetta has been designing and developing websites by hand since Y2K. She has worked for educational mathematics software companies and is currently a web designer/developer for the University Libraries, University at Albany. 

After a diagnosis of brain cancer in 2020 and subsequent treatment, Alyssa started a website called dear talula, where she writes letters to her removed tumor, which is preserved in a tumor research bank. 

Presenters

  • Alyssa
    Panetta
    University Libraries, University at Albany

Recording

Redesigning for Cognitive Ease recording (53:51 minutes)

Content Formats

  • Websites and Applications
Event

Designing Accessible and Inclusive Events and Meetings

Learn why inclusive design is important and what to consider when planning events and meetings.

Presenters

  • Enjie
    Hall
    Director, Twin Cities Disability Resource Center and Systemwide ADA Coordinator

Content Formats

  • Meetings and Events
Event

Accessibility and Typography

John O'Neill, a faculty member in the UMD Department of Art & Design, will cover what typography is and the basics of how people read. You will learn some best practices and principles of typography that will make your documents more accessible and inclusive.

Presenters

  • John
    O'Neill
    UMD Department of Art & Design

Related Badging Program Courses

  • Documents Course

Content Formats

  • Documents and PDFs
Event

Working With Cancer: the Impacts of Accessibility & Inclusion

Drawing on her personal experience with a stage IV cancer diagnosis in 2022, Phoebe Johnson will discuss the impacts an inclusive, equitable, and accessible work environment has had on her health and treatment journey.

Presenters

  • Phoebe
    Johnson
    Office of Information Technology
Event

Designing for Neurodiversity, and Avoiding the Neuromyths

Will Soward will discuss designing learning interfaces (such as learning management systems) for users with learning differences and permanent, temporary, or situational disabilities and explore the fundamental principles of designing for neurodiversity.

Presenters

  • Will
    Soward
    Tait Communications

Content Formats

  • All Digital Content
  • Course Activities and Materials
  • Websites and Applications
Event

Finalizing Your Learning-Centered Accessible Syllabus

This session links learning-centered course design strategies to specific rhetorical, pedagogical, and accessibility practices for developing a course syllabus for its primary audience: learners. It will incorporate strategies and principles, practices and examples, and reflection and discussion so that participants might reflect on ways to shape their Fall 2023 learning-centered syllabus as a core course document that is accessible, inclusive, and audience-aware.

Presenters

  • Ilene
    Alexander
    Center for Educational Innovation
  • Khaled
    Musa
    Academic Technology Support Services, Office of Information Technology

Content Formats

  • Course Activities and Materials