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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HTML and CSS
Users of adaptive technologies navigate pages via HTML headings, links, page sections, and other HTML elements. Use minimalist HTML to semantically describe the content of a page, and CSS to style it. If your content is well-structured in this way, all users will be able to more easily scan, navigate, and understand the content.
Image Tags and Styles
HTML and CSS coders should add appropriate alternative text or an empty alt attribute to every image, including CSS background images, and ARIA tags to font icons. This will help users of adaptive technologies, those in situations where images can't be adequately displayed, and search engines to access image-based information.
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.
Impact on People with Disabilities
The impact of non-accessible digital materials ranges from frustration to complete inability to use or understand a material. Learn more about these impacts and how you can be part of positive change.
Intersection of Student Success and Disabling Experiences Event on
Do you think about student success, and what we might be doing to reduce that success?
Intro to Accessibility Event on
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation and discussion about accessibility basics by Freelance Developer and Accessibility Advocate Jenn Czeck.
Introduction to Cognitive Accessibility Event on
When discussing digital accessibility, physical disabilities like visual impairments and limited mobility are well documented.
Join Accessibility Groups
Connect and practice Digital Accessibility with others who are committed to creating more equitable experiences for all in digital spaces at the University of Minnesota.
Civil rights laws exist that protect the rights of people with disabilities. When these laws are followed, people with disabilities have more access to opportunities that allow them to live closer to their potential. When they are not, the University may suffer legal consequences.
Link Tags and Styles
HTML and CSS coders should include appropriate alt text, focus styles, and HTML and ARIA tags in links to ensure that all users can consume and navigate web content. Include skip links as well so users of screen readers and text-only browsers can bypass repeated content that is usually included at the top of webpages.