New Accessible U: Cultivate Inclusion

Jun 12, 2020

The Accessible U website has been refreshed and a kick-off event is scheduled for July 23, 2020.

The University took another step on our journey toward digital inclusion and belonging recently with the soft launch of the new go-to digital accessibility resource, now called Accessible U: Cultivate Inclusion.

Website Refresh

Several years ago a team of people from across the University put together the original Accessible U site. It has been a go-to resource for the University and a model for several other Big 10 accessibility sites and efforts ever since. Significantly, the site maintains its core premise and approach: That digital accessibility is everyone's everyday work and that we can all take small steps to make big change.

Please take a few minutes to check out Accessible U: Cultivate Inclusion. If you have feedback, please send your comments to [email protected] (note: this will open a ticket in TDX). The Twin Cities Office of Information Technology (OIT) has now has responsibility for the new site.

Kick-Off Event July 23

A formal Cultivate Inclusion Kick-Off will take place on July 23, 2020. The event will formally launch the site and celebrate what it stands for with 15-20 minute talks on a variety of access-related topics. The agenda:

  • History of U.S. disability activism
  • Accessibility versus accommodation
  • State of accessibility at the University of Minnesota
  • Life as a student with disabilities at the University of Minnesota
  • Digital accessibility tools: the Accessible U: Cultivate Inclusion website and the Digital Accessibility Badging Program
  • Accessibility of teaching and learning at the University
  • Developing an accessibility committee
  • Closing statements

Register for the Event

Register for the Webinar today!