Get Accessible Tech Help


We provide a variety of workshops and other training opportunities throughout the year. 

Access for All: AT Symposium

Miami's Accessible Technology Symposium, "Access for All," is held annually and features guest speakers and sessions taught by experts in the field. For more information, visit the Access for All website.


View a list of educational webinars, presented on demand or live.

All Webinars

Creating Accessible Content

Creating accessible content is vital for a successful digital experience. Removing barriers will broaden your audience, make websites more user-friendly, improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and meet web accessibility standards.

Let’s learn more about these standards and ways to create accessible content.

Alternative (Alt) Text

A textual alternative (non-visual) way to describe the meaning of an image.


Link labels should be descriptive of the content they're linking to, such as 'Class Schedule' rather than 'schedule.html' or 'click here'.


Colors are important considerations in creating accessible digital content.

Media Captioning

Videos in your course or on the web must be captioned. Captions should include relevant sound effects and identify the speaker.


Forms are commonly used to provide interaction on websites and in web applications.


Tables should be used to organize and display data, not for content/page layout.

Headings & Lists

Headings and lists provide structure to your documents. Headings describe topic and subtopic areas in a logical hierarchy. Lists are used to group related items.

Websites & Applications

When developing websites and applications, check them for accessibility to ensure the material can be read and interacted with using keyboards and other input devices.

Accessibility Tools

A wide range of tools are available that will help you quickly check elements of your website for accessibility, create documents in a variety of file types, and get additional training.

Accessibility Posters

As seen in our office, these posters illustrate the dos and don’ts of designing for accessibility and best design practices for making services accessible.

Faculty & Staff Support

This guide is to help faculty and academic advisors enable students with disabilities to find their place at Miami, engage with the community, and succeed and reach academic and personal success.


Ally is a tool within Canvas that helps enhance the usability and accessibility of course pages and documents. 

Infobase Learning Cloud

Infobase Learning Louse is an online technology training and professional development tool for educators. All faculty, staff, and students have access to nearly 50,000 step-by-step tutorials on common software.

Assistive Technology

Would you like to have software that reads text to you? What about a program that allows your computer to type the words as you speak? You can use technology to support access for yourself and others.

Report a Grievance

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that the University provides an equitable environment.  Several helpful resources are available for anyone with a grievance against a fellow student, faculty, or staff member.


Resources are available to assist you in creating accessible content in Canvas.

Universal Design

Universal Design in Learning (UDL) is a way of thinking to provide flexibility in how students access material, engage with those materials, and demonstrate their knowledge.


CARES (powered by SensusAccess) is a self-service solution for students, faculty, and staff that converts documents into a range of alternative formats, including MP3, EPUB, HTML, and digital Braille.

Video Conferencing: WebEx & Zoom

Conferencing guidelines for holding accessible virtual meetings in WebEx and Zoom are available. Automatic Transcriptions should be enabled in all Zoom sessions. If you have a participant who is deaf or hard of hearing, then you will need to arrange professional captioning for the event.

Document Accessibility Checkers

Accessibility checkers are built into programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

Web Accessibility Checklist

This web accessibility checklist provides a list of categories with links to more extended accessibility standards on the WebAIM website.