Resources

Resources

This resource shows an inaccessible website and a retrofitted version that illustrates radical redesign is not needed to meet accessibility standards.
Simple steps for embedding video, images, and spreadsheets into Google sites.
Google Help Center for Google Sites
Get more information about higher educational institutions that have faced liability for inaccessible web content and technologies.
This article offers a great explanation of how disabilities can affect use of the web.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides requirements and guidelines surrounding the use of color and type/typography at the University of Minnesota.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable files containing offical University of Minnesota logos, wordmarks ("Driven to Discover"), seals, and other official branding elements s
University Relation's web page on University of Minnesota web standards, and usability and accessibility related to the Univesity of Minnesota web templates.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable images for social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+; as well as common icons for RSS feeds and
Learn about United States laws that require that State and local governments (including the University) give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and act
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) provides standards excerpted from Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. It can help you understand how to apply the law in a web content setting.
Section 508 is important because it established the first web accessibility standard.
This article explains how the Web affects the lives of people with disabilities.
An overview of how to structure your content for online reading.
Developed by WebAIM.org, this tool provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page.
If you are a website designer. this simple checklist is a great reference that's worth posting in your workspace.
Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities' WebAIM Program provides an impressive slate of accessibility tools.
This checklist is a simplified version of the full Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for the layperson.

Self-Help Guides

Content is one of the main components of a great user experience. This self-help guide walks you through the process of planning the right content to meet your website's goals.