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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Folwell Web Theme Accessibility Event on

When the Folwell Web Theme was created, component accessibility was considered every step of the way. Kathy and Dimitri will talk about the up-...

Accessible U Web Page

Form Controls

Use label tags for all fields, fieldset and legend tags, and onfocus styling to ensure all users of your product can submit website forms....

Event Recording

Fundamentals of Disability Accommodations and Inclusive Course Design Event on

Tina Marisam and Donna Johnson of the Office for Equity and Diversity will share information about the new training, “Fundamentals of Disability...
Professional Development

Fundamentals of Disability Accommodations and Inclusive Course Design

The following professional development modules are required of faculty and instructors system-wide. Each module takes 20-25 minutes to...

Event Recording

Future of Library Text Accessibility: The Promises and Potentials in EPUB Event on

Much of what makes documents accessible to people with disabilities and their assistive technologies boils down to the file format. Every format...

Event Recording

GAAD 2024: Built Without Barriers Event on

The University of Minnesota hosted a half-day, online event on Thursday, May 16, 2024 around the theme “Built Without...

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

Event Recording

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 Event on

The University of Minnesota gathered in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19, 2022.

Event Recording

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023 Event on

Faculty and staff across the University of Minnesota (UMN) are invited to register for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 18, 2023. In...
Accessible U Web Page

Headings

Structure your digital content with paragraph styles in documents or heading tags in web pages.

Accessible U Web Page

Host Accessible Events

Meetings and events bring people together. Whether your event is online or face-to-face, a little preparation helps...

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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.