Find Accessibility Resources

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Find pages on this site plus other University resources that can help you review what you learned in DAP courses, participate in other professional development opportunities, explore additional accessibility skills, or get help from supporting units.

You may also get information and support by attending or reviewing recordings of accessibility events.

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A Conversation with Scott Marshall of the DRC Event on

Learn more about how the University Disability Resource Center (DRC) works with students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University to eliminate...
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Academic Ableism Event on

If you’re invested in equitable education, attend the Accessibility Ambassadors December webinar presented by Angela M. Carter and Katie Loop....

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Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS)

As a system-wide office, Academic Technology Support Services supports the UMN teaching mission in three areas: 

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Accessibility and Typography Event on

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...
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Accessibility—Essential to DEI Work Event on

DEI work often focuses on increasing representation, applying equitable hiring processes and policies, and welcoming new voices and perspectives. We...
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Accessible Documents Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Ben Peck of University Relations about making accessible Word and Google Docs...

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Accessible Documents Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a workshop on how to create accessible documents (including PDFs), with Ben Peck from University Relations...

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Accessible Google Docs Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, June 25th, for a presentation by Accessibility Ambassadors Amy Drayer from University...

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Accessible Online Meetings Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by accessibility ambassador Amanda Ryan of the Institute on Community Integration within...

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Accessible Slides Event on

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Authors, Designers, and Editors

When you think about accessibility laws and related University policies, you might think they apply only to course and website content.

But at the University of Minnesota, we create thousands of digital content products each day. These can be in a variety of formats, and should all be as accessible to the widest range of audiences as possible

Instructors

The more you make your course accessible, the fewer accommodation requests you may receive.

In addition, more students will be able to better learn from and navigate your course materials and classroom experiences, even if they have different learning styles and abilities.

Leaders and Managers

Leaders can communicate a clear and achievable vision for digital accessibility within the organization.

Managers can drive action by communicating a vision, establishing clear goals and expectations, and providing resources and training.

Check out Promote Digital Accessibility for ideas.

Presenters

You can make your presentations and events you host more inclusive.

For example:

  • Verbally describe your slides while presenting.
  • Include alternative text for images.
  • Provide captions, audio descriptions, and transcripts.

Students

When you produce digital assignments, apply the core skills and your instructors and the students you collaborate with will be better able to understand them, even if they use assistive technologies.

Technology Purchasers

Before a big purchase, the wise shopper gathers requirements, performs research, and reviews potential solutions.

At the University, your digital technology pre-purchase checklist must include an evaluation of the extent to which a product is accessible and how a vendor meets accessibility standards.

Web Developers

From a developer's perspective, the goal is to code a website or web application that, at minimum, meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) AA standards and follows the POUR guiding principles of accessible technology.