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No Mouse Challenge - Thursday, May 18

Perform your job for 15 minutes without using your mouse

Why is this important?

Using keyboard-only commands is a good, quick accessibility test. If a document, application or system cannot support mouse-less operation, it may not support assistive technology or accessibility tools.

In addition, keyboard shortcuts often allow you to more efficiently perform tasks. Try these shortcuts to help you during the challenge.

What was it like to use only your keyboard?

Once you finished your challenge, join us at one of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day events listed below on Thursday, May 18, tell us about your experience,and get a treat and maybe a prize!.

To learn more about accessibility visit the Office of Accessibility site at

Illustration of a computer mouse under a circle with a line through it.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day events:

Information tables at agencies

  • DEED: First National Bank Building, 5th floor lobby, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • DHS: Andersen Building lobby, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • DNR: DNR/PCA Cafeteria, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • DOR: Stassen Building lobby, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • DOT: Central Office cafeteria lobby, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • MDE: Conference Center - CC-15, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • MDH: Golden Rule Building by Lobby Shoppe, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • MDH: Freeman Building atrium between pods A & B, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • MDVA: Take the No Mouse challenge and win lunch with Commissioner Shellito
  • Met Council: St. Paul offices, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Met Council: Minneapolis offices, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • MMB: Ed Ziegler Conference room, Centennial Building, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • MNIT: Centennial Building lobby, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • MNsure: Check your mouse for a note!
  • MPCA: DNR/PCA Cafeteria, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
  • SSB: SSB office, 2200 University Avenue, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Town Hall with Minnesota's Chief Information Accessibility Officer Jay Wyant

When: Thursday, May 18, 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In person: Blazing Star conference room, Centennial Building, 658 Cedar St, St. Paul

Online: Connect via WebEx for captioned video and slides. (Call in for audio)

Audio only: 1-888.742.5095, Conference Code: 297 745 7533#

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