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Creating Accessible PeopleSoft Self-Service Applications with GreyHeller PeopleMobile®

Proposal No: 2686

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  • Scott Marshall, Associate Director for Instructional Technology and Accessibility, University of Minnesota
  • Mark Powell, Associate program director, University of Minnesota

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Length of Session (in hours): 2-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: General Conference

Summary of Session

Learn, question, challenge and share as a panel of people reflects on our collaboration to create an accessible format of PeopleSoft self-service applications. Representatives from University OIT, Disability Resource Center, and from GreyHeller will describe our project, our work together and reflect on lessons learned.


The University of Minnesota needed to upgrade all of its PeopleSoft applications for student, finance and HR. The Upgrade, as the program was known, included a significant expansion in self-service applications available to students, faculty and staff. PeopleSoft does not display data in a way that people using adaptive technology (i.e. screen readers, speech recognition) can access it. Working closely with GreyHeller, a software development company that provides mobility and security solutions for PeopleSoft-- including the PeopleMobile® application - we strived to create an accessible format with WCAG 2.0 AA compliance as our goal. Join us to learn from our experience. There will be a substantial amount of time for Q&A.


  1. Relationships necessary for success.
  2. Lessons learned.
  3. “Think accessibly” mindset critical.

Speaker Bio(s)

Scott Marshall

Dad, husband, disc-thrower, reader, woodworker: Scott is practicing using his privilege and gifts to make higher ed digitalia more accessible to more people.

Mark Powell

Mark Powell has worked in various information technology positions over his 36 year career with the University of Minnesota. Most recently Mark served as the associate program director for technology for the PeopleSoft upgrade program. In this role Mark helped coordinate many aspects of accessibility testing, remediation, and validation from the OIT side of the program.


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