Access for All: Written Information and Info Technology

Course Code: 01-03-EW68

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to create and test accessible text and visuals in common formats. This course offers practical instruction for making sure that your content and structure are accessible to people with physical, sensory, and cognitive abilities. Through this course, you'll learn how to strive to make your content as accessible as possible.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Create written communication that complies with 508 Standards and Washington State OCIO Policy 188.
  • Apply principles of universal design to create accessible content for all users.
  • Convey information in ways that consider and include neurodiversity.
  • Select and use platforms and software that increase and assure accessibility.
  • Test text, visuals, layout, and information design to ensure usability and accessibility.
  • Convey information in accessible documents, web content, and presentations.

Competencies Covered: Accessibility, written communication

Intended Audience: Public sector employees