Web Accessibility

The University of Minnesota has adopted the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, level AA, as the Web accessibility standard for University of Minnesota web content.

  • All new and redesigned Web pages published by any college, department, program, or unit, as well as other Web resources published, hosted or otherwise provided by the University of Minnesota, shall be in compliance with the WCAG 2.0 AA standards.
  • Web pages, including legacy or archive pages, that are specifically requested to be made accessible as an accommodation for an individual with a disability shall be made accessible or an equally effective alternative must be provided within 10 business days.

Information-based pages

Communicate the same information in an accessible format, and with an equivalent level of accuracy.

Interactive or service pages

Provides for completion of a process (e.g. registration) in a time interval comparable to that of non-disabled users, and with comparable effort on the part of the requestor.

Campus Resources

Campus technology staff can assist with implementation and consultation of web accessibility best practices. Services are available to scan websites for potential accessibility concerns.