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Learn to create accessible products

Accessibility for UX Writers & Designers

Creating accessible products is a team sport. Learn how to plan, write, and design together to meet standards that improve usability for everyone.

  • 100% online and self-paced
  • Personal feedback from experts
  • Certification
  • Learn critical WCAG guidelines
  • Full price: US $550

Payment plans available, including Affirm.

Affirm
Team creating accessible products

Accessible design improves overall UX

Understand why accessibility matters

Accessibility is more than checking off a compliance list. Design better and we all win.

Design for maximum usability

Content design best practices ensure universal usability by doubling down on what matters.

Learn the guidelines & how to apply them

Champion the standards to advocate for accessibility at every stage of content design.

Assess issues & how to repair them

Invest in accessible content to save time, money, and resources down the road.

What topics are covered in this course?

  • How people with disabilities use technology
  • Designing equitable experiences with WCAG’s POUR framework
  • Building content structures that support assistive technology (AT)
  • Content design for readability and predictability
  • Writing descriptive headers, button labels, and links
  • Writing text alternatives for images, charts, audio, and video
  • Using color and contrast to make interactive elements clearly visible
  • Best practices for keyboard navigation, including tab order, focus states, and skip links
  • Designing accessible forms
  • Conducting your own automated and manual testing
  • Collaborating with designers, developers, and stakeholders
  • Conducting user research & testing with people with disabilities
  • Advocating for accessibility in your organization
  • Optional learning: Intros to inclusive design, AT, and accessibility laws
“A fantastic course! Reading about accessibility can be quite dry, but this course made it so easy and interesting. So many great resources, and the use of personas and situational contexts really made the content easier to understand and appreciate.”
Alicia Hector
UX Writer

Who should take this course?

This course is made for UX professionals—anyone who creates, shapes, or influences digital experiences. That includes:

  • Content designers
  • UX writers
  • UX and UI designers
  • Product managers
  • UX team leads
“The UX writing team here started taking the Accessibility for UX Writers and Designers course...it’s something we know matters and will make a difference.”
Emerson Schroeter
Senior UX Writer, HelloFresh

How long does this course take to complete?

Time estimates fall around 15-20 hours of study and practice work for this course depending on your speed. There are 6 units in the course. Each unit is broken down into a series of 3-5 lessons with follow-up quizzes, practice work, and a final project.

What else do I get from the course?

We love supporting our student community, both inside and outside a course. 

  • Access to a community Slack, where you can speak with other students and members of the grading team
  • Free admission to monthly Q&A sessions 
  • A personalized portfolio page with a unique URL that verifies which certificates you’ve received
  • A spot in our certified UX writers’ directory
  • Lifetime access to the course, including any future updates!

Why take this course?

You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and limitations people may experience through accessibility personas.

You’ll learn how to plan, write, and design to meet different standard levels (A, AA, or AAA) for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

And finally, you’ll be ready to advocate for all people to use apps and websites equitably: a chief goal of accessible design.

Self-paced learning with expert feedback along the way

Kristen McConnell
Lead UX Designer, Blackrock

Thy Nguyen
Senior UX Content Strategist, Walmart

Take a look inside the course

Get personalized feedback on your assignments directly from working content designers

Complete a challenging final project: Conduct an accessibility audit and create a comprehensive report based on WCAG guidelines

WAVE Accessibility Checker.
UXCC Student profile for the fictional character, Support Squirrel.

Create a public student profile with a unique URL to verify your expertise and stand out to hiring managers

Walk away with a certification to back up your skills—one that hiring managers recognize and respect

Why choose UX Content Collective?

We are the global leader in UX writing and UX content design training for thousands of individual students and hundreds of teams. Our courses were created by content designers, for content designers. Our founders offer over 60 years of combined experience at Google, Intuit, and Amazon.

Self-paced with personal feedback

Graded by working experts

Hands-on with industry tools

A personal portfolio page

Lifetime access and future updates

Monthly webinars for students

Access to student Slack

Vetted and approved by industry leaders

Align your team with UX writing best practices

Uber
HSBC
Slack
CVS Health
Palo Alto Networks
Google
“The UX writing team here started taking the Accessibility for UX Writers and Designers course...it’s something we know matters and will make a difference.”
Emerson Schroeter
Senior UX Writer, HelloFresh

Meet the minds behind the curriculum

Our courses are vetted by industry leaders

Kristen McConnell
Lead UX Designer, Blackrock
Thy Nguyen
Senior UX Content Strategist, Walmart

Any Questions?

Contact Dhanushka (Customer Success Manager) with any questions about the course, team training, or anything else!

Payment plans up to 12 months 

Payment options include credit card, PayPal,  and bank transfer. 

Affirm is available for students in the United States and Canada. For students in other countries, we offer plans over 4 or 6 months.

Pre-requisites

  • Some knowledge of user experience design and methods
  • Fluent English writing proficiency. If English isn’t your primary language, take this free test to assess your proficiency. Scores at C1 or above indicate readiness for the course.
  • Some familiarity with UX terms and methods
  • A Google account for sharing with instructors
  • A computer with an updated Chrome browser
  • A broadband internet connection
 

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