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Designing Accessible Communications


  • Jun 8-10, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $600  (#25377)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions to begin no earlier than 11am ET and end no later than 5pm ET


This workshop introduces participants to the principles of inclusive visual design and will help them adopt a point of view that is broader than Section 508 compliance.

Through interactive discussions and collaborative activities, we will cover topics including:

  • Understanding accessibility and inclusivity, including relevant laws and standards
  • The elements of accessible communications: content and plain language, typography, color, images, and hierarchy
  • Applying the elements to Word documents, PowerPoint slides, and other commonly used communication formats

How You Will Benefit

Participants will gain an awareness of laws and standards related to accessibility, their role in creating accessible communications, and hands-on experience applying the elements of accessible communication to documents, presentations, and other materials.

Who Should Attend

We welcome anyone and everyone—with or without previous design experience—to join us for this course. It will be most beneficial for people who do have not formal training in graphic design and routinely create documents, presentations, and other materials.

Additional Information

Online courses use Zoom for audio and screen sharing. You do not need to create an account or download any programs. More information and instructions will be shared prior to the course.

Course formerly know as: Introduction to Inclusive and Accessible Visual Design