Find Accessibility Resources


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 U Web Page


Use minimalist HTML to semantically describe the content of a page, and CSS to style it.

Accessible U Web Page

Image Tags and Styles

Add appropriate alternative text or an empty alt attribute to every image, including CSS background images, and ARIA tags to font icons. ...

Accessible U Web Page


Include only meaningful images in your digital products, optimize them for online viewing, and provide contextual information.

Accessible U Web Page

Include Accessibility in Processes

Incorporate accessibility considerations and testing into all standard operating processes so you—and the University—can...

Event Recording

Intersection of Student Success and Disabling Experiences Event on

Do you think about student success, and what we might be doing to reduce that success? Khaled Musa will introduce the topic by illustrating the...

Event Recording

Intro to Accessibility Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation and discussion about accessibility basics by Freelance Developer and Accessibility Advocate...

Event Recording

Introduction to Cognitive Accessibility Event on

When discussing digital accessibility, physical disabilities like visual impairments and limited mobility are well documented. However,...

Event Recording

Introduction to Manual Website Accessibility Testing Event on

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

Link Tags and Styles

Include appropriate alt text, focus styles, and HTML and ARIA tags in links.

Accessible U Web Page


Write links that are concise, descriptive, and meaningful out of context.

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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.