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Inclusive Design for Web

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Course Overview:

For a more efficient development process and workflow, it’s important to build accessibility into both the design process and design artifacts.

We’ll provide your team with a basic understanding of the best ways to build accessibility into their designs.

Learning Objectives

  • Building accessibility in

    Learn the ins and outs of building accessibility in before a single line of code is written.
  • Inclusive design

    Learn the design considerations that impact the inclusion of all users.
  • Accessible design patterns

    Learn the design patterns for accessibility that lead to a scalable approach with repeatable solutions.
  • Creating accessibility requirements

    Learn how to create requirements for your organization, so your content is created in an accessible way going forward.


This training is primarily intended for digital (web) designers and user experience practitioners, but also recommended for authors, writers and content creators.

Time estimate:

This training typically takes two hours.

Topics covered:

During this training, we typically cover the following topics:

  • Accessibility Roles & Responsibilities
    • Accessibility is a team game
    • Importance of starting early
    • Accessibility, inclusive design and user experience
  • Visual Design Considerations
    • Color schemes, contrast, using color to communicate information
    • Background images
    • Readability (fonts, layout, spacing, text resize)
    • Styling interactive states (visual focus, mouse hover)
  • Page Structure/Navigation
    • Reflow/responsive design principles
    • Sequence (also covered in Content Creation)
    • Sections/landmarks
    • The importance of consistency
  • Accessible Design Patterns
    • Mega-Menus & Tabs
    • Accordions
    • Modals
    • Forms (labels, errors, alerts)
  • Hidden Content (also covered in Content Creation)
    • Hiding content from users of assistive technology
    • Revealing additional content on interactive elements
  • Writing Accessibility Requirements
    • Style guides
    • Requirement docs
    • Annotating designs/wireframes
    • Prototypes
    • Using checklists

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help you achieve better digital accessibility. If you can’t find an answer you need, please Contact Us.

Our team makes training recommendations based on your unique needs and project timeline. We incorporate training strategically, weaving sessions into your project, so that your teams have the skills they need when they need them, making an immediate impact. Building skills in-house throughout our engagement sets you up for continued success.

As many as you’d like! We don’t limit participants, because as educators, our goal is to build your organization’s skills. We open up our training to your entire team, so you have the help you need to sustain accessibility across your organization.

Of course you can! As you train with us, you can develop your own internal training library, which can serve as a resource for your current and future employees.

Yes, we can work with your vendor! We recommend training be provided in the most accessible format possible and will work directly with your caption provider to implement. If you don’t have a caption provider, we can make recommendations.

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We look forward to answering your questions, learning more about your needs and discussing how we can help.

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