Create Accessible Content


All digital content 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 presented in different formats.

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 as well:

  • Documents
  • Emails
  • PDFs
  • Social media posts
  • Spreadsheets
  • Web pages

Start with the Core Skills

If you follow our accessibility core skills, your digital content will be usable by more people, including individuals with disabilities and those using different devices in a variety of environments.

Learn More Digital Content Skills

When you are comfortable with the core skills, you can enhance them by exploring dos and don'ts for digital images and text that apply to all types of content, plus considerations for content presented in the different formats that are included in the menu for this section.