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Optimizing Web Content: PDFs

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by Robby Seitz

PDFs are fairly easy to create and post on the web. But too often they are unnecessarily huge and time-consuming to download. It’s time we started optimizing PDFs!

Optimize Web Content: Images

Posted on: April 7th, 2021 by Robby Seitz

Using Squoosh, you can optimize your web graphics and photos so they download faster and take up less server space.

New ATS Menu

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by admin

New ATS Menu Accessibility & Technology Solutions is your faculty and staff resource for accessibility concerns.  The website has been updated to include a more accessible mobile menu.  If you have ever wondered what distinguishes accessible websites, visit the ATS site and try it out.  You can use the site whether you use a mouse […]

Accessibility Features on Apple OS

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by admin

Last month, I discussed the accessibility features offered in Windows 10.  Because accessibility and inclusive design are quickly becoming industry standards, Apple’s OS X provides an accessibility menu and allows many functions to be manipulated for greater access.  While this article will focus on the iPhone/iPad’s iOS and the standard OS X, Apple’s accessibility webpage […]

5 Tools to Help You Understand Accessibility

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by admin

Computers and the Internet have changed our classroom expectations by increasing the access to information, resources, and other people. As digital media develops and grows, there is an increasing push to ensure that all people have equal access to digital content regardless of their physical abilities. Accessibility includes creating course materials and using websites that are designed in a logical and intuitive way so they can be used as effectively as possible.

Unlimited Space (…is something we don’t have)

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Robby Seitz

WordPress users: Are bloated image files taking up all the space in your website? Try replacing them with optimized versions in order to save room.

Introducing myOleMiss 2.0

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by TERRIE THOMPSON

In a few weeks, you’ll notice some big changes to your myOleMiss interface. Since rolling out the original portal design in 2008, all of our first-hand experience and collected feedback have provided us with clear directions for improving it. On September 20, we’ll be rolling out those improvements to everyone. Here are some highlights.

Virtual Workshops Offered on Making Websites Accessible

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Anne M. Klingen

Learn more about developing accessible websites for students, staff, and faculty with disabilities by attending virtual conference sessions.  The Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the higher education setting.  There are numerous sessions on best practices for web design, reaching untapped […]

Important Reminder: Compliance with UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy

Posted on: June 19th, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

Please be reminded that all UM Web content (websites and Web pages) must be in at least minimal compliance with the guidelines addressed in the  UM Accessibility of Technology Services Policy by September 1, 2013.  The goal of making technology accessible is to eliminate barriers to electronic material for all potential users, including those who […]

New Search Application is Better than Ever

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 by

  Sai Kiran Vudutala is a computer science graduate student whose goal was to make searching the university’s website better and easier.  The new Search application, available on the UM home page, is better than ever.  Until now, it was often difficult to find specific things on the UM Website because the old search relied […]