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Improve Accessibility: Think Before You Link

A link that only says "Click Here" or anything else that is very generic such as "follow this link" or "more information" is difficult for some people to use because there's no specific content in that link nor a clear sense of its actual destination. To improve it use meaningful link text. It should describe the result of the user action, not describe the user action.

Posted on Monday, Feb 23, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments

Web Accessibility Training

Here's your chance to learn Web accessibility with instructor-led online courses. The UMD Accessibility Task Force recommends that all UMD developers complete this training, which covers key areas of accessible Web development.

Posted on Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments

7 Things You Should Know about IT Accessibility

This quick read from EDUCAUSE provides essential information on accessibility, including potential implications and opportunities.

Posted on Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 | Permalink | No Comments

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