Designing for Accessibility (CSDS 111)

Learn to remove accessibility barriers in design to ensure equality and inclusion of access and experience for differently abled bodies. This course explores the value of accessibility, different disability types, assistive technologies, accessibility regulations and the language of accessibility for digital products. You will examine and apply various Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), discover how to test for and document accessibility issues by applying several manual and automated accessibility testing methods, and present your recommendations for valuable, intuitive, and accessible digital content and interfaces. By the end of the course, you will have designed a compelling, accessible, and responsive high-fidelity wireframe or prototype that demonstrates your knowledge of accessible design.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will receive a digital skills badge.

Course Format

Course offerings are available online (synchronous) and on campus. View schedule for current and upcoming formats.

Instructional Hours: 30 (10 classes, 3 hours per class)

Additional Hours: up to 30 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.

Terms Offered

This course is typically offered during the following terms:

(subject to change)

Summer | April to August

Fall | September to December

Spring | January to March


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Programs this course applies to

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $632.50. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.

Tuition assistance is available for B.C. residents who cannot afford full tuition for this course.


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