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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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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...

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Creating an Accessibility Testing Plan Event on

Once we know the basics of accessibility, it can be a daunting task to actually ensure that our work is accessible. In this session, Jen Sanders...

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Data Visualization Event on

How to present data in an inclusive and accessible manner has been a session request for a while. Unfortunately, it has proven difficult...

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Designing Accessible Maps for All! Event on

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Designing for Neurodiversity, and Avoiding the Neuromyths Event on

Will Soward will discuss designing learning interfaces (such as learning management systems) for users with learning differences and permanent,...
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...

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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,...

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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...

Accessible U Web Page


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

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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.