The Accessibility Minute is a monthly e-newsletter published by the CU Boulder Digital Accessibility Office. The newsletter introduces one accessibility skill or topic per month, and only takes a minute to read! Subscribe to join our growing community of accessibility-minded faculty, staff, and students.

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May 2023

Accessibility Overlays

Learn about accessibility overlays and whether or not they are truly accessible.

April 2023

Accessibility for Digital Communicators

As a digital communicator, it is important to make sure all audience members can access your content. Follow our tips on how to make your digital communication content accessible.

February 2023

Accessible In-Person Events

Planning ahead for accessibility is important for any event. Follow our tips on how to make your next in-person event accessible.

January 2023

Software Accessibility Testing Project

Learn about the software tested in DAO's accessibility testing project to guide future implementation.

December 2022

Assessing Software for Accessibility

What are some steps you can take to choose accessible software?

October 2022

Talking to Vendors about Accessibility

What questions should you ask a vendor about their software accessibility?

September 2022

Google Docs and Accessibility

How accessible is Google Docs for people with disabilities, and can you create accessible Google Docs?

August 2022

Creating an Accessible Canvas Course

Ensure all students can access your Canvas course with ease for a smooth start to the semester.

June 2022

Accessible Tables: Table Headers

Learn about row headers, column headers, and how to tag them properly!

May 2022

Assistive Technology

Learn about assistive technology in our May newsletter.

April 2022

Accessible Canvas Quizzes

Build what you learned in on our March 2022 newsletter by learning how to make accessible quizzes in Canvas!

March 2022

Accessible Quiz Questions

Learn how to avoid creating access barriers when writing quiz questions.

February 2022

Manual Accessibility Testing

Learn why manual accessibility testing is essential to ensure access for all users, and how you can get digital content or software tested at CU Boulder.

January 2022

Accessible Virtual Presentations

Presentations in the virtual space need to be accessible – learn how in our January newsletter!

December 2021

Meet the DAO

Meet our team!

October 2021

Post-Production Captions

Create your own captions with this quick read on post-production captioning.

September 2021

Universal Design for Learning

Create more inclusive learning experiences with Universal Design for Learning.

August 2021


Learn about accommodations on campus.

July 2021

Images of Text and OCR

Learn how to convert images of text into digital text.

June 2021

Color Contrast

Why and how to use high color contrast in visual design.

May 2021

Visual Style

Learn how to use visual style in an accessible way.

April 2021

Accessible Fonts

Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman - how do you choose? Learn about accessible fonts, font style, and font size.

March 2021

Automated Live Captions

Learn how to enable Zoom's new live automated captions and why they are beneficial for accessibility.

January 2021

Writing Alt Text

Start writing concise, descriptive alt text!

December 2020

Choosing Accessible PDFs

How do you know that a PDF is accessible? Start with the basics with this newsletter.

November 2020

Describing Visual Content

Why are visual descriptions important, and how should they be implemented?

October 2020

Creating Accessible Headings

How is your document structured? Use headings to improve navigation and comprehension for your readers.

September 2020

How to Make Links Accessible

What makes a link accessible? Learn to create links that are user-friendly for all, and accessible for people who use assistive technology.

August 2020

Sharing (Your Slides) is Caring

What if you are teaching, or leading a webinar or meeting, and some of your participants cannot see the slides? The simple act of sharing a direct link to your slide deck can improve access for a wide variety of users.