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


Include a summary in the A1 cell, give each sheet a unique name, make row and column labels specific, and keep your software...

Accessible U Web Page

Start with the 7 Core Skills

No matter your role at the University, you can cultivate a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable community for everyone. We...

Event Recording

Student Panel on Accessibility Event on

When discussing accessibility, digital or otherwise, there are a lot of things to consider—legal compliance, technical needs, standards, etc....

Accessible U Web Page

Table Tags and Styles

Simplify tables, include row and/or column headers and content in all cells, enable size changes, and associate cells with their headings....

Accessible U Web Page


Simplify tables and include a header row and/or column and a summary, either in a caption or alt text.

Professional Development, Public Web Page or Site

Teaching Resources (Center for Educational Innovation)

Find lists resources, programs, and webinars, including resources that introduce skills to:

  • Design...
Professional Development, Public Web Page or Site

Teaching Support

Teaching Support resources and offerings are coordinated by four teaching and learning partners: 

  • Academic...
Accessible U Web Page


Use font type and style, text alignment, white space, and line length to ensure the structure of your digital text matches its...

Accessible U Web Page

Text and Visuals

Follow our good practices to make both digital visuals and text as accessible as possible to the widest range of users.

Event Recording

The Seven Core Skills Event on

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Christina Goodland and Karen Shapiro of the Office of Information Technology.


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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.