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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To create accessible and inclusive classrooms, start by eliminating barriers to information when you develop or modify course activities. Barriers to information are the primary causes of inaccessible classroom situations. Acknowledging students’ gifts rather than what may be perceived as limitations helps create inclusive spaces.
Color Contrast Deep Dive Event on
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.
Digital Accessibility is necessarily a collaborative effort. UMN partners include the Disability Resource Center, the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Equity and Diversity, University Libraries, colleges, departments, and you.
Ensure a strong color contrast between foreground and background on every document, slide, and web page. Always use color plus another visual indicator (for example, color plus boldface type or color plus size) to communicate important information.
When developing course materials, incorporate the core skills of accessibility in your course design. Consider common barriers students experience. As you modify or update course materials, identify and correct any materials that are improperly formatted, inconsistent, or disorganized.
Include a personalized accessibility affirmation on your syllabus. The syllabus itself should be formatted for accessibility in the same manner as any other digital document. See our example accessible syllabus.
Creating Accessible Content Event on
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation and discussion about writing accessible and inclusive content by Jen Neveau from University Libraries.
Creating Accessible Tables on the Web Event on
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.
Cultivate Inclusion Event on
The Cultivate Inclusion Kick-off event was held online Aug. 5.