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 tables are simple, rather than complex, have an identified header row, and include a table summary, either as a caption or as alt text. These techniques help screen reader users read the information contained in the table.
Take Accessibility Training
Learn how to create digitally accessible content by participating in University accessibility training opportunities.
Test for Accessibility
The accessibility of digital content can be evaluated by performing both software-assisted and manual checks to identify issues. Perform a check any time during your content's creation and whenever you add additional content or features. In addition, you can test your content with screen reader software.
Whenever you share text in digital formats, make sure that it is equally accessible to sighted users, users with low vision, and users who cannot see the text at all.
Text and Visuals
Follow our good practices to make both digital visuals and text as accessible as possible to the widest range of users.
The Seven Core Skills Event on
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a presentation by Christina Goodland and Karen Shapiro of the Office of Information Technology.
Universal Design Event on
This presentation will introduce how ableist behaviors and attitudes are the roots of an inaccessible society for people with various abilities.
Universal Design for Learning Event on
This presentation will provide instructors and students with strategies to improve engagement and accessibility in college coursework.
The University of Minnesota is, by policy, "committed to providing equitable access to electronic information, information technology, technology services, and the environments in which information technology is used." We must implement and adhere to the W3C WCAG 2.1 level AA and ARIA 1 guidelines.
Video and Audio
Videos should include both human-edited captions and audio descriptions. Audio-only content should include a transcript. Evaluate accessibility of video and audio materials made by others (e.g. from YouTube); don’t share inaccessible materials, or follow steps to make them accessible. Don't use auto-play.