Please report physical, electronic, or programmatic access barriers. These include any barriers that interfere with equal participation in any University of Montana programs and facilities.
The guidelines below are summarized from standards listed in the UM Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy and Resolution Agreement.
- 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