GitLab was adopted by the University of Michigan in 2019 to help teams collaborate on software development. During the adoption process we engaged with the open source GitLab community to ensure that the tool set provided was accessible and compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard adopted by the university.
Accessibility of University Software
When the university buys software it requires that it be accessible. In some instances this has not been entirely possible for a variety of factors. If you are experiencing an accessibility problem with some university provided software, check the list below (or search for the product above) to see if there is a document about the product that will list known accessibility issues and offer workarounds. For support, use our accessibility contact form.
Google Hangouts Meet is Hangouts, but designed to schedule around calls. You'll book appointments first in Google Calendar, then open meet.google.com and jump on the call when it's time.
MiVideo is a platform that is used by the university to deliver prerecorded content for classes instructional videos, and other events. The following sections will provide guidance on how to use the platform with Windows and Mac screen readers. For the best screen reader experience, the accessibility team recommends that Chrome be used.
As of February 2022, the University of Michigan deployed a new timesheet and time approval system called Fluid, which replaces the old Classic interface. This document provides instructions for Windows NVDA screen reader users who are approving time in this new interface, since the workflow is quite a bit different than Classic.
Slack is a collaboration-focused application available across many devices including Mac OS, Windows, iOS, and Android that can be used to communicate instantly with teams and individuals. For information on setting up a Slack account, see Getting Started with Slack at U-M.
Wolverine Access is the primary gateway for the U-M community to access administrative systems and complete university business tasks. Wolverine Access is powered by a product called OneCampus, supported by rSmart. OneCampus is widely used by large universities, and rSmart has a dedicated commitment to accessibility.
Zoom is a video/audio conferencing application that can be used to host meetings containing many individuals. From an accessibility standpoint, it works fairly well compared to some other similar conferencing applications when using a screen reader
Overall, the experience of using Zoom as a phone is very accessible. This documentation provides hints for navigating the interface as well as important keyboard shortcuts.
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