Certificate in Information Accessibility Design and Policy Certificate

Through the Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP) certificate program, website developers, information specialists, and disability service providers learn the principles of accessible information architecture and the information technology (IT) of universal design used in education, healthcare, and employment settings. Students will also learn the federal and state legal mandates governing information accessibility and the relationship of those mandates to the civil rights of people with disabilities, as well as technology accessibility standards, design techniques that enable adherence to those standards, and tools that support validation and evidence of compliance to those standards. The certificate program can be completed in one academic year.

Delivery Method

Online

Admission Requirements

Applicants can hold an undergraduate degree or higher, or they can currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program from an accredited university. No tuition waivers are offered. Complete the "Intent to Register" form and send transcripts to Ms. Erika Albin (ealbin@illinois.edu) for review and admission decision by the Director and faculty.

Transfer Policy

All three courses must be completed to receive the certificate. No transfer credits are accepted.

Special Characteristics

Through the professional certificate program in Information Accessibility Design & Policy (IADP), website developers, programmers, designers, information technology specialists, compliance officers, educators, and disability service providers will learn about the following:

 

  • Principles of accessible information architecture and universal design information technologies used in educational, healthcare, corporate, and employment settings

  • Federal and state legal mandates governing information technology accessibility and their relationship to the civil rights of people with disabilities

  • Information technology accessibility standards, design practices that enable adherence to those standards, and tools that support validation and evidence of compliance to those standards

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