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Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP)
Certificate of Professional Development

Program Overview

As the primary college on campus offering degree programs, training, and services in disability studies, rehabilitation, accommodations, and accessible educational supports, a goal of the College of Applied Health Science (AHS) is to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to digital, video, audio, and print information.

Through the professional certificate program in Information Accessibility Design and 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

Professional Certificate Program Requirements

Each certificate requires the completion of three graduate courses (2 hours each, a total of 6 hours) identified in the certificate offerings on the Curriculum page. The grade in each course must be a B or higher and all three courses can be completed within a one-year timeframe (two academic semesters).