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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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Professional Development

Digital Accessibility Badging Program

The Digital Accessibility Badging Program teaches you how to create emails, slide decks, documents, and more in an accessible way, without...

Event Recording

Digital Accessibility Community of Practice: Fall Learning Experience Event on

In fewer than 90 minutes, learn practices that have contributed to others’ digital accessibility success in academic technology, communications,...

Event Recording

Disability Justice Event on

Angela Carter and Katie Loop’s presentation on Academic Ableism in December was so popular, they are both back again this month. During...

Supporting Unit

Disability Resource Centers (DRCs)

The DRCs work with students, faculty/instructors, staff, and guests with disabilities to facilitate access and arrange reasonable...

Accessible U Web Page

Documents and PDFs

Make your digital documents scannable, searchable, legible, and readable.

Professional Development

ECHO: Equity and Diversity Certificate Hosted Online

ECHO is a program of 10 workshops. 

Participation in each workshop entails engagement in three learning activities: ...

Accessible U Web Page

Email and Mass Email

Apply the 7 core skills to your email messages.

Event Recording

Expanding Access and Inclusion in the Testing Environment Event on

This presentation will discuss the scope of disability and address academic ableism, highlight DRC processes, and champion strategies for expanding...
Accessible U Web Page

Face-to-Face Meetings and Events

Plan ahead so your meeting or event invitation, schedule, site, food, materials, presentations, and follow up messages help everyone feel...

Event Recording

Finalizing Your Learning-Centered Accessible Syllabus Event on

This session links learning-centered course design strategies to specific rhetorical, pedagogical, and accessibility practices for developing a...

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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


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.


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.


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.