• Accessibility requests
• Software and hardware evaluation
• Captioning and alternative formats

Services (5)

Audio and video captioning for accessibility

Captioning is a verbatim rendering of the words, speech sounds and non-speech sounds that appear with the visual recording in synchronized fashion. Captioning makes it possible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to access audio information.

Accessible alternative text formatting

Students registered with UM's Disability Services for Students may request alternative formats for their textbooks through Central IT's Accessible Technology Services.

Software and hardware accessibility review

IT provides electronic and information technology (EIT) review to help departments meet requirements of UM's Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility policy. Accessible Technology Services provides software and hardware review as part of Procurement along with a variety of other reviews to ensure that documents, instructional materials, media, software, hardware, computing systems and websites meet accessibility requirements.

Document review for accessibility

IT provides document review and remediation services (to WCAG 2.0 Guidelines) for several different types of documents. Documents will be reviewed and remeditated for accessibility and an accessibility report will be given to the requestor. Documents will be reviewed and remediated on a first in/first out basis, with priority given to academic departments.

Accessibility consulting (electronic and IT accessibility)

IT provides consulting to help departments meet requirements of UM's Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility policy. Accessible Technology Services can provide help with ensuring that all educational technology and its products (documents, instructional materials, media, software, hardware, computing systems and websites) meet accessibility requirements.