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MDHR Web Accessibility

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) is committed to ensuring that its web site is accessible to all users to the highest possible extent.

To ensure that our web site and its content are accessible, the MDHR follows the state's Accessibility Standard which incorporates the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA and the federal Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Minnesota Accessibility Standard is overseen by MN.IT (Minnesota Information Technology Services). The standard became effective on September 1, 2010 and was further amended in April 2011.

The majority of the content on the MDHR website is accessible according to the state Accessibility Standard. If you find information or a web page that is not accessible to you, contact the MDHR using one of the methods listed below. Please provide your contact information, the link or web address of the information and the problem you've experienced. MDHR will provide you with the information you are seeking and correct the accessibility issue on its website.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 651.539.1100 / MN Relay 711 or 1.800.627.3529 / Toll Free 1.800.657.3704
  • Web form: webmaster inquiry

MDHR will continue to review and update its content and website to ensure compliance with current and future standards.

Website Features


Links to other Websites

As a convenience to our web visitors the MDHR website contains links to content on other websites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or non-profit entities. Although we strive to link to accessible web pages and materials, MDHR is not responsible to make the external content accessible. In addition, the Department of Human Rights assumes no responsibility for the contents contained within third-party sites. Links from the Department of Human Right's web site on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the MDHR or from the state.

Video materials

Video on the MDHR website contains embedded captions; where captioning was not possible a text transcript is provided.

Helpful links for playing media files:

To play video files, you will need a media player. If this software is not already installed on your computer, you may wish to visit and search for a media player. Other media players can be downloaded from the following sources:

Document formats

Microsoft Word and Excel documents are provided as worksheets in the Employers section of this website. If you require these documents in another format, call us at 651.539.1100 (Minnesota Relay 711 or 1.800.627.3529) or Toll Free 800.657.3704 and ask for Compliance Services or send an email to:

Word Online

View, print and copy Word documents, even if you don't have Word installed. This Word Online from the Microsoft website is free.

PDF (portable document format) documents are provided throughout this website as fact sheets, department reports and event flyers. We have attempted to format these PDFs with appropriate tags so they are understood by screen reader software. If you require one or more of these documents in an alternative format, contact us at: 651.539.1100 (TTY 651.296.1283) or Toll Free at 1.800.657.3704, or email us at:

PDF viewer

To read PDFs you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (it's free). You may download this reader from the Adobe site.

Printing from this Website

When you print a page from this website, you will notice that the printed page will not look exactly like what you see on your screen; printed pages will contain little or no site navigation, and therefore will look much simpler.

Note about printing from Internet Explorer 8: if the pages printed from this site print out as blank sheets or partially blank, you may need to turn Compatibility Mode on.

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