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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Accessible Social Media Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Susan Hagen of University Relations about making social media more accessible.

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Event Recording

All About Screen Readers Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a demonstration and discussion of screen readers by Accessibility Ambassador Khaled Musa from Academic...

Accessible U Web Page

Alternative Text

Add alternative text, or “alt text,” to every meaningful image in digital content.

Supporting Unit

Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

The Bakken Center enriches health and wellbeing by providing interprofessional education, delivering innovative engagement programs, and...

Event Recording

Campus Climate for Students with a Disability or Condition Event on

The presentation will cover results from the most recent Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey, highlighting results from...

Campus Climate for Students with a Disability or Condition recording (41:02)

Additional slides were added to the presentation that reflect the student counts requested from the live audience.

Event Recording

Canvas Accessibility with UDOIT Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, May 28, for a presentation by accessibility ambassador Khaled Musa of Academic...

Professional Development, Public Web Page or Site

Canvas: Design an Accessible and Usable Course Site

Learn about good practices for creating course sites that are both usable and accessible to the widest range of students, including...

Event Recording

Captioning Event on

Videos and teleconferencing are part of everyone’s daily life in a (nearly!) post-pandemic world. But videos by themselves often leave a...

Supporting Unit

Center for Educational Innovation (CEI)

CEI offers a variety of opportunities to deepen your learning and expand your practices on this topic and others. They include:...

Event Recording

Centering Disabled Community Members Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Jay Wilson and Corbett Laubignat of the Disability Resource Center.

Corbett and...

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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.