The University of Minnesota is committed to the idea that accessibility is everyone's everyday work.
All you have to do is start small. For example:
- Choose one of the 7 core skills and practice.
- Take a Digital Accessibility Badging Program course.
- Join a campus accessibility group.
Then use the Filter and Sort Options below and review what you learned, or learn even more skills!
Accessibility Skills Pages and Events
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Accessible U Committee
The Accessible U website is governed by the Accessible U Committee, established in the spring of 2021.
Adaptive technologies are products, equipment, and services that help users with disabilities access digital content. They work best with materials created while following accessibility best practices.
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 Technology Support Services.
Alternative text, or “alt text” describes the content of images, graphs and charts. It should be added to every meaningful image in instructional and communications materials including Canvas sites, word processing documents, slide presentations, and web pages.
Attend Events and View Recordings
Attend University accessibility events where you can learn more about making our digital resources accessible online, discuss digital accessibility topics, and advocate for inclusion.
Benefits of Accessible Design
Accommodations benefit one person at a time, but accessible practice can benefit everyone who interacts with your material. Accessible design saves you time and effort in the future while benefiting the largest number of people in the present. It also reduces institutional risk.
Canvas Accessibility with UDOIT Event on
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, May 28, for a presentation by accessibility ambassador Khaled Musa of Academic Technology and Kristina Cibuzar of LATIS.
Captioning Event on
Videos and teleconferencing are part of everyone’s daily life in a (nearly!) post-pandemic world.
Centering Disabled Community Members Event on
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Jay Wilson and Corbett Laubignat of the Disability Resource Center.