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Accessible U

August 30, 2016

A new website provides information and strategies for creating a more inclusive, accessible University community.

The site, Accessible U, underscores 3 key reasons for accessibility:

  1. Improves usability for all.
  2. It's the right thing to do.
  3. It's the law.

As Bernie Gulachek, University of Minnesota, Interim Vice President for Information Technology states in the video that introduces the site:

...it's important that the university community has resources like this one to help each of us make digital accessibility part of our day-to-day work so that all of us can participate more fully...Accessibility is everybody's everyday responsibility. It's one sure path toward a more inclusive campus.

Site Content

The site is a treasure trove of information. It not only has tutorials and info on advocacy and policy but also sections geared for instructors and web developers. If you are new to accessibility a good place to start learning is the the Core Skills section. The full site includes the following:

Tutorials

Instructors

Web Development

Advocacy

Policy

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