In an effort to ensure access to Web-based and other electronic resources and services, the Federal and State of Minnesota governments have enacted an assortment of laws that require government Web sites to be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Accessible web pages are constructed to be useable by anyone, even if they are using assistive technology to access the web page. Examples of assistive technology are screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice recognition software, alternative keyboards, and braille displays. For more complete information please visit Minnesota State's accessibility web site.

In order to comply with Federal and State requirements all web pages on the Metropolitan State web site must be developed with accessibility in mind. To assist web developers in this task we have provided a checklist for use. Level 1 is the minimum compliance and covers the basic areas which must covered. We are planning additional levels in the future that will cover more areas. If you have any questions please contact the webmaster.

Information contained in these documents is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities upon request. For more information, please call 651-793-1270 (voice); 651-772-7687 (TTY).