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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Extend the Core Skills
Face-to-Face Meetings and Events
When you are organizing face-to-face meetings and events, planning ahead can help ensure everyone feels welcome, understands what is presented, and participates in discussions and activities.
Find Disability Resources
The University of Minnesota offers many resources around accessibility, including accommodations, adaptive technologies and support, consultations, ergonomic devices, training and workshops.
Folwell Web Theme Accessibility Event on
When the Folwell Web Theme was created, component accessibility was considered every step of the way.
Form Tags and Styles
Each form element should have a label tag so that adaptive technologies can help the user move through each element of the form. Onfocus indicators are a visual cue of the area of a webpage that is currently targeted by the keyboard or activated by a mouse hover or click. Onfocus indicators included in some browsers are inconsistent, so they should be added via CSS.
Future of Library Text Accessibility: The Promises and Potentials in EPUB Event on
Much of what makes documents accessible to people with disabilities and their assistive technologies boils down to the file format. Every format comes with benefits and drawbacks when it comes to accessibility.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day Event on
The University of Minnesota gathered in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19, 2022.
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.
How-to and Learn More Content
If you used the Accessible U site before June 10, 2020, you may be wondering: Where did the content about how to use specific technologies, links in the Learn More sidebars, and some of the Core Skills for Web Developers go?
- We incorporated some of the how-to content into knowledge articles on the Information Technology site. We want to make accessibility part of the everyday process of using University-supported tools.
- We will curate the Learn More resources to reduce the number and make sure they are up to date.
- We will evaluate some of the web development content to see if it is still relevant.