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Captioning Video

Do you have video material on the Web or use it in your courses? Are these materials captioned?

Posted on Friday, Nov 14, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Is Your Web Site Accessible?

Reminder: the deadline for making legacy University of Minnesota Web pages WCAG AA compliant is approaching.

Posted on Monday, Nov 10, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment

New Accessibility Training Video Available

The video "Course Foundations of UX: Accessibility" is available to University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff via

Posted on Monday, Oct 20, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Web Accessibility Training

Learn Web accessibility with instructor-led online courses.

Posted on Monday, Sep 22, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Read&Write Gold Learning Technology Suite

UMD students, faculty and staff have access to Read&Write Gold software, which has the capability to help improve learning for everyone regardless of ability or learning style.

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Read&Write Gold Now Available in Active Directory

Read&Write Gold is now available in the Software Center for faculty and staff with computers on Active Directory.

Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 15

Discover what Accessibility Awareness Day is and check out over 30 ways you can celebrate it.

Posted on Monday, Apr 28, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

New Accessibility Task Force Formed

On April 9, 2014, Chancellor Black created a new UMD Task Force on Accessibility to provide recommendations about Web-based assignment and assessment products and to review the accessibility and equitable use of the UMD Website.

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 3: Study Skills and Research

Read&Write Gold's study skills and research tools include an Online Fact Mapper, Study Skills Highlighters, and a Vocabulary List Builder.

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Read&Write Gold Tools, Part 2: Writing and Self-Editing

Read&Write Gold's writing and self-editing tools include Speech Input, Spelling-Grammar Checker, Verb Checker, Sounds Like and Confusable Words, Word Prediction, and Text-to-Speech.

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments