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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Purchase Accessible Technologies
If you are purchasing a technology for use at the University, you must evaluate the extent to which a product meets University accessibility policies and national accessibility laws. Learn what questions to ask as part of your decision-making process.
Real Time Captioning and Media Captioning Event on
This conversation is about captioning accommodations provided by the University of Minnesota's Disability Resource Center, and the difference between real time captioning and media captioning.
Request a Presentation
Build awareness of digital accessibility fundamentals in your team or department by requesting a Cultivate Inclusion Challenge presentation!
Web developers often use scripts to process forms and render effects, but this can cause accessibility barriers. You can mitigate some common barriers if you add a separate activation control to select lists, provide an alternative to pop-up menus, and include alternative text with autofill fields.
To make sure that everyone in your audience can acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same experiences, learn the fundamentals of accessible slide design, including using preset layouts, readable fonts, descriptive links, and alternative text.
The University of Minnesota uses several official social media channels. When composing posts, responding to messages, or sharing graphics or videos, there are accessibility options to consider in order to make your social posts impactful and accessible.
People who are blind or have low vision can understand your data more easily if you create your spreadsheets and embedded charts with accessibility in mind. If you follow spreadsheet good practices, all users can better understand the story your data tells.
Start with the 7 Core Skills
No matter your role at the University, you can cultivate a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable community for everyone. We encourage you to start small and learn one of the 7 core skills.
Student Panel on Accessibility Event on
When discussing accessibility, digital or otherwise, there are a lot of things to consider—legal compliance, technical needs, standards, etc. However, at its very core, accessibility is about people.