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Designing Accessible Communications

Schedule

  • Feb 8-10, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $600  (#25930)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 1pm Eastern Time and end no later than 3:30 pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks)
  • May 3-5, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $600  (#25931)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 1pm Eastern Time and end no later than 3:30 pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks)
  • Aug 16-18, 2022 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $600  (#25932)   REGISTER
    Synchronous sessions will begin at 1pm Eastern Time and end no later than 3:30 pm Eastern Time (this includes breaks)

Overview

We will introduce you to basic principles of visual design and help you apply those principles to create more accessible communications.

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

  • Understanding accessibility, including relevant laws and standards
  • The elements of visual design, including inclusive language, plain language, typography, color, images, hierarchy, and considerations for accessibility
  • How to apply the principles of visual design and accessibility to Word documents, PowerPoint slides, and other commonly used communication formats

How You Will Benefit

You will gain an awareness of laws and standards related to accessibility, an understanding of your role in creating accessible communications, and hands-on experience applying what you learn to a Word document.

Who Should Attend

This course is an introduction to accessibility and visual design. It will be most beneficial for people who do have not formal training in visual design or graphic design and do not have prior experience creating accessible 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.

Contact Hours: 6

Participant Testimonial:

"I really enjoyed/appreciated/got something out of the really specific and simple examples and exercises that really focused us on what we can do using the tools we have to easily consider and act on enhancing accessibility of our work on the day to day-—while also giving enough of a grounding in the rules and the theory behind the applied learning."