Greetings to all UMN Web community members,

Assessing websites for accessibility can be challenging.  Disability Services sought a means of making this task easier, quicker,  and more automatic.  After reviewing the HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff application, Phil Kragnes and I  felt that it could be useful for University of Minnesota Web developers.  Following a favorable review by a few of your colleagues, Disability Services purchased a one year license for the software.  We have created a custom set of checkpoints that align with the UMN Web Accessibility Standards.  More information about this service and a link for requesting an account is available on the Computer Accommodations Program Website.
While we hope that this service will continue beyond the one-year pilot phase, we make no guarantees.  However we believe that the application provides a valuable opportunity to improve the accessibility of the university’s Web presence during its one year deployment.
We invite you to try out the service!  

Tonu Mikk
Disability Services, Office for Equity and Diversity
612 625-3307
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