Why is Accessibility So Hard?

Cut through the confusion; create an action plan for efficiently achieving accessibility.


Accessible design is inherently challenging because it’s not a "settled science." Standards are constantly evolving—sometimes even in conflict with one another. This course will cut through the confusion.

Our discussion/exploration will:

  • Review compliance missteps and achievements in real-world scenarios
  • Identify phases of the design process where various concerns are best addressed
  • Help you create a clear plan for accessibility success
  • Address questions, comments, and concerns from members like you

Hear from accessibility experts and learn from the experiences of your peers in this clarifying course.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the best ways to design accessibility into projects at each phase of the project. 
  • Identify valuable no-cost accessibility resources available throughout the country and funded by the federal government. 
  • Apply knowledge of the problem/solution process (identify, analyze, address) exemplified in the course to your practice.  
  • Use the checklist of accessibility issues at each phase of your project work. 
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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
  • ADA
  • HSW
  • GBCI
  • RIBA


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