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:
  • 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

Other items


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