For Faculty and Staff

Creating an accessible campus community is a responsibility of all faculty and staff at the university. UM Digital Accessibility Solutions seeks to provide effective resources to support faculty and staff at the university.

Accessible Course Content

Quick Course Content Checklist

The Quick Course Content Checklist provides a list of simple techniques you can use to make your course content more accessible.

Captioning Grant

The Captioning Grant provides funds to support captioning of instructional videos in curriculum courses. Grants for pro-active captioning are awarded at the beginning of the fall semester, and a call for applications will be announced near the end of the spring semester. Grants for captioning to support accommodations are awarded throughout the year; please submit applications as soon as you know that you will need to caption videos in your course.

Accommodations for Students

Student Disability Services (SDS) provides guidelines for Accommodating Students.

Instructional Course Design

Academic Outreach offers a variety of instructional technology and course design tools, training and consultations for faculty.

Accessible Document Considerations

FAQs and Decision Tree

If you are having trouble trying to decide which accessible format to create your document in, refer to the Accessible Document Considerations and the Accessible Document Decision Tree.

Document Remediation Vendor Convenience Contract

Our office is in the process of establishing a convenience contract for third-party document remediation. Please check back for more details!

PDF Spring Cleaning Challenge

During Spring 2021 we hosted our first PDF Cleaning Challenge. Over 52 faculty and staff across 35 departments participated in this challenge and made huge improvements to the accessibility of their websites. We hope to host this challenge annually!