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Increased Web and Online Accessibility Testing

Action Item (as stated with launch of DEI strategic plan in 2016)

The university will establish a new full-time position for a screen reader testing expert. This individual will have responsibility for testing the accessibility of webpages for all U-M campuses, U-M Google apps and the university’s core online systems such as enrollment or employment. Additional tests will be conducted in the Canvas environment, in collaboration with the Assistive Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN).

Progress update

In the past fiscal year, the Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator and the accessibility team developed a central website to house accessibility-related resources, guides and training materials ( Currently, the team and the Coordinator are working to create another website, which will house all U-M disability, accommodation and accessibility resources in one centralized location. The aim is to help those with disabilities navigate the many offices and support services available to them at the university.

Responsibility: Office for Institutional Equity