Welcome to our June issue of the Accessibility Minute Newsletter! This newsletter is produced by the CU Boulder Digital Accessibility Office and covers one accessibility skill or topic per month. Please visit the DAO website to access past newsletters. As always, thank you for taking a minute (or two!) to read.

Accessibility Minute Newsletter Third Anniversary

It is with immense joy and gratitude that we write this month’s newsletter to celebrate the third anniversary of the Digital Accessibility Office’s Accessibility Minute Newsletter. Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to promoting a more inclusive digital world, and we could not have achieved this without your unwavering support and engagement. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey!

As we commemorate this special milestone, let's take a moment to reflect on our staff's favorite monthly installments.

Staff Picks

Talking to Vendors About Accessibility

Marisha’s choice discusses some non-technical questions you can ask vendors to help you choose a tool that is accessible to all users.

Sharing (Your Slides) is Caring

Kosta’s choice discusses why sharing your slides before your presentation is important and gives some tips on the best ways to share.

Software Accessibility Testing Project

Megan’s choice is part of a three-part series and covers the accessibility summaries of five education technology tools completed by DAO.

Color Contrast

Rachel's choice discusses why high contrast color combinations make text easier to read, how it removes a barrier for people with colorblindness or low vision, and how to test for sufficient color contrast in your work.


Elle's choice discusses what accommodations are, including examples, and which offices can support people on campus in fulfilling accommodations.

Virtual Presentations

Mike's choice covers five tips that will help make your next virtual presentation more accessible.

Creating Accessible Headings

Paula's choice covers why headings are important for all users, how to decide which text should be headings, how to tag headings levels appropriately, and how to apply them in different content editing platforms.

Google Docs and Accessibility

Ally's choice discusses the accessibility of Google Docs, as well as whether and how you can create accessible content using the platform.

Accessibility Overlays

Addie's choice explains what accessibility overlays are and how the “promises” they make lead to more significant issues.

Continuing the Journey

As we move forward, we are continuously committed to expanding our coverage of digital accessibility topics, advocating for more inclusive digital experiences, and empowering individuals and organizations to be champions of accessibility.

Thank you once again for being a part of this remarkable community. Your feedback, questions, and contributions have been invaluable. We look forward to continuing this journey with you all, fostering a world where barriers and burdens are removed from the digital environment and everyone has access to all digital information and services.

If you have any suggestions or topics you'd like us to explore in future newsletters, please don't hesitate to reach out. Let's keep making a difference together!

July Challenge

  • Review our list of newsletters over the years and pick your top choices. Reflect on why you felt that newsletter was so impactful. If you’re willing, email us at DigitalAccessibility@Colorado.EDU to let us know which topic you picked and why.
  • Email us to share any topics that have not been covered that you would like to learn more about.

DAO News

Follow the DAO on LinkedIn! By following us, you'll get access to behind-the-scenes insight on our office, information about our services, applicable accessibility tips posted every Tuesday, resources, upcoming event information, and more.

DAO Office Hours are now the 4th Tuesday of every month from 1-2 pm MT. Our next office hours will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Your Thoughts

We want to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments, please send us your thoughts on this month’s topic.

If you have questions, comments, or would like support with accessibility, please contact us at DigitalAccessibility@Colorado.EDU.