- Straight text* documents created at UM should be text-based and have:
- sequential heading styles,
- lists that are styles and
- descriptive links.
- Straight text* documents that are acquired from other sources should be, at a minimum:
- text-based with
- heading styles provided by the UMconvertdocc document conversion processes.
- Recommendation for images: Documents, even acquired ones, that are used frequently or publically-facing websites should be evaluated and alternative text descriptions provided for images with significance or meaning. This is at the professor's discretion for course materials.
*Straight text excludes STEM topics and documents with extensive images
- Instructional environments and contents should be accessible and be used in the best accessible manner.
- Media (Request captioning)
- Videos should be open-captioned.
- Audio recordings should be transcribed.
- Purchasing / Procurement
- Programming & Developers
- Software, Hardware and electronic and information technology (Request review)
- UM uses W3C AA standards to check web accessibility.
- If websites are used as course content, you can have them checked for accessibility by submitting a Web page accessibility review request.
Priority is assigned to:
- items used for academic purposes or public-facing websites
- items that will be used by many
- items that will be used more than once