Color Contrast Deep Dive

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Jen Sanders of the Office of Information Technology. Jen will take us deep into the finer points of color contrast and accessibility.

Color contrast may be one of the Seven Core Skills—but there’s more to it than just text. Contrast is also important for logos and images. Jen will discuss these points, as well as helpful tools and resources you can use in your own projects.

The Seven Core Skills

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

With the relaunch of Accessible U coming soon, what better time to learn (or re-learn) about the basics of accessibility? Join us for an overview of the seven (yes, seven!) core skills while using the new Accessible U as a guide.

Canvas Accessibility with UDOIT

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, May 28, for a presentation by accessibility ambassador Khaled Musa of Academic Technology and Kristina Cibuzar of LATIS. 

The session will cover the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) accessibility checker in Canvas.

If you are motivated by accessibility or would like to know more about this tool, this presentation will help you discover common issues in your canvas course and help you address all the issues in an easy overall summary dashboard.

Provide Accessible Content and Events

All digital content and in-person and online events should all be as accessible to the widest range of audiences as possible, no matter what format it is presented in. After you learn the accessibility core skills, you can extend them by learning more about content and events presented in different formats.

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 encourage you to start small and learn one of the 7 core skills.

Text and Visuals

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


If used well, images can engage and persuade users, guide them to main points, illustrate concepts, reduce complexity, and show patterns in data. Follow our good practices to ensure your images are relevant and accessible to all users.


Whenever you share text in digital formats, make sure that it is equally accessible to sighted users, users with low vision, and users who cannot see the text at all. 


    Structure your document using paragraph styles (for documents) or heading tags (for web pages). Headings make the structure of your documents accessible to screen readers while improving both scannability and maintainability.


    You can improve both the usability and accessibility of links by making them concise, descriptive, and meaningful out of context.