Inclusive By Design Home
The University of Minnesota is committed to providing equitable access to information and information technology associated with administration and services, courses of instruction, departmental programs, and University-sponsored activities. Incorporating principles of universal design in the development, acquisition and implementation of these resources ensures access by the widest possible audience — including users with disabilities.
Accessible Web design should not be viewed as a barrier to creativity,
but a challenge to be more creative.
This site is intended for anyone interested in inclusive Web design and covers the following topics.
- Web Accessibility
- Issues around common Web page elements and the potential accessibility barriers for users with disabilities.
- Techniques for preventing these common Web page elements from becoming accessibility barriers.
- What is ARIA and what does it do?
- Why is ARIA needed and why should I use it?
- When should I use ARIA and when should I stick with HTML?
- Accessible Forms
- Associating Labels with Form Elements
- Associating Labels with Sets of Related Form Elements
- Identifying Required Fields
- Associating Descriptive or Contextual Information with Ambiguous Controls