Developing for Accessibility

Make products usable by everyone.

Why Accessibility

Accessibility refers to making a website or application available for all users regardless of method of access or ability. U-M is legally required to make applications and information accessible for the campus community. Other universities have been sued for failing to comply.

Accessibility can also improve usability and findability for everyone.


Getting Started with Accessibility

Coding

Coding for accessibility is approached in two ways:

  • Designing and developing tools following accepted accessibility standards to decrease issues for people with disabilities.
  • Creating tools compatible with commonly used assistive technologies.

Testing

Testing for accessibility is done in two ways:

For more information or for consultation on accessibility, contact Jane Berliss-Vincent.

Contact Jane Berliss-Vincent

Resources for Accessible Development