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
- Learn critical WCAG guidelines
- Full price: US $550
Payment plans available, including Affirm.
Accessible design improves overall UX
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
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
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?
- 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.
Lead UX Designer, Blackrock
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
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.
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.
- 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