Accessibility is an important topic to consider when creating content for the web. The World Wide Web Consortium defines web accessibility as meaning that people with disabilities of any kind can perceive, understand, navigate, interact with and contribute to the web.

Since people access the internet in many different ways—through cell phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, or assistive technology such as screen readers—it is important to accommodate people who may otherwise have difficulty accessing and interacting with content on the web. 

Visit the University of Minnesota's Accessible U website to learn more about how to make your content more accessible.

Accessibility training

All CSE Web Drupal editors are required to complete the Digital Accessibility: Foundations course, which outlines the basics of accessibility, why it matters, and how we can incorporate it into our daily work. 

After taking the Foundations course, you can continue your training with additional courses through the Digital Accessibility Badging Program website. The self-paced program includes courses in the following topics:

  • Web content
  • Slide presentations
  • Documents
  • PDFs

Other University-Wide Resources