University of Minnesota Duluth
MyU | Search | People | Departments | Events | News

Disability Resources

Welcome to Disability Resources

Embedded in the core values of the University of Minnesota Duluth is a commitment to ensuring access to a quality higher education experience for a diverse student population. Disability Resources recognizes disability as an aspect of human diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. Disability Resources serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Minnesota Duluth students.


How can we help you today?


PeopleSoft Upgrade: Introduction and Accessibility

This is the first message in a series of messages that are important updates regarding the accessibility of a major system upgrade here at the University. You will use this system to do many things like registering for courses, checking financial aid status, and more.

This upgrade will affect all students. Accessibility for people with disabilities using adaptive technology (i.e. screen readers, screen magnifiers, etc.) is an important part of the upgrade. If you are a person with a disability, these messages are extremely important. We invite you to stay up-to-date.

Another great resource for staying up-to-date is the University-wide Upgrade blog. Be sure to check it out! Please stay tuned - more information soon.

Upgrade:  Getting Access to the Accessible Format

Remember that system upgrade that's coming? Remember that we're working on it to make it accessible?

If you use adaptive technologies such as a screen reader (JAWS, NVDA), a screen magnifier, or Dragon Naturally Speaking to navigate the web, you will interact with the system in a format that's being built for adaptive technology users.

If you use adaptive technologies, we need to know who you are!

If you think you will want to interact with the system in this accessible format, you must email Emily Norenberg and tell her you want the accessible format for the upgrade. Please do this no later than Wednesday, March 11.

If you have questions about whether or not you need the accessible version of the system, please call and we can talk (218-726-6101).

Also - FAQs for system accessibility are here - take a look.

Access to The Upgrade for People with Disabilities

The Upgrade will provide unprecedented access to information about our University lives, bringing together information from student systems, financial systems and human resource systems. One of the results we most hope for is universal empowerment - that each of us will be able to access more University information, more easily, even though we interact with information technology and systems in different ways.

That’s why Upgrade staff, Disability Resources staff, and numerous vendors are working hard to make the upgraded systems as accessible as possible for people with disabilities who use adaptive technologies (AT). Adaptive technology users will eventually be able to access all MyU functionality. On April 20, when the new system is scheduled to go live, only part of the system will be accessible via AT. After the launch date, work will continue to make the rest of the system accessible.  

In the meantime, people with disabilities using AT who cannot complete a process or access information will be directed to these points of contact:

Student users facing student-related process challenges:

UMD One Stop at 218-726-8000 or

University staff and faculty users facing HR-related process challenges:  

Office of Human Resources at or 1.800.756.2363.

The University is committed to making this system work for everyone, and will continue to work toward increased accessibility.



Remember to make an appointment with your Disability Specialist at the beginning of each semester.












Office Information

We are located in the Multicultural Center on the second floor of Kirby Student Center, KSC 258. See Map

Follow us on TwitterLike us on Facebook

Mailing Address
Office of Disability Resources
University of Minnesota Duluth
258 Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Office Hours
7:45 AM to 4:30 PM,
Monday through Friday
Email Address
Telephone Numbers
tel: (218) 726-8217
tty: (218) 726-7380
fax: (218) 726-6706
Contact Our Staff

© 2016 University of Minnesota Duluth
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Last modified on 05/04/15 09:25 AM
University of Minnesota Campuses
Crookston | Duluth | Morris
Rochester | Twin Cities | Other Locations