Designing for Accessibility

Technology should be accessible to people with disabilities. We can ensure access because it’s the right thing to do or because we wish to avoid lawsuits due to violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This course will present the core concepts of accessibility as they apply to UX design for web and mobile applications.  

Are you a UX designer or researcher? Learn how to incorporate accessibility into your design and research process so that your products are simply more usable. Accessibility improves usability and search engine optimization (SEO). 

Do you need to understand the fundamentals of accessibility and communicate knowledgeably with others? Learn how to  meet accessibility requirements set by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1*  for various types of disabilities. 

Do you need to test your product for accessibility? Learn what tools to use and how to test for accessibility of websites, web, or mobile applications. 

Almost every day, people with disabilities encounter barriers that hinder them from using websites or mobile applications. Using knowledge and tools from this course, you can start designing, testing, and developing with accessibility in mind. 

At a glance

When: March 27 – Apr 30, 2023 (5 weeks)

Where: Online & Asynchronous (see more info)

Cost: $165  (10% discount if you register at least 2 weeks in advance)

Credit: 1.8 CEUs/18 LEUs

Program#: 305623

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Course details


  • Why accessibility matters - Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws 
  • Fundamentals of Accessibility 
  • Designing for Accessibility 
  • Understanding WCAG 2.1 and how to meet guidelines 
  • Mobile Accessibility 
  • Web Accessibility Testing with Basic Methods and Tool 
  • Web Accessibility Testing with Screen Readers 


Students will watch lectures, review resources, and post to discussion boards each week. A final project will gives students the opportunity to test a site and make recommendations for better accessibility.


Htet Htet Aung is a UX/UI designer specializing in medical applications and accessibility with background in biomedical research, web development and usability research. She loves working as a UX designer/analyst in the medical field because the designs she helped create can help clinicians and patients get better access to health data and healthcare.   

Htet Htet has worked as UX/UI designer at various medical software companies which includes: Allscripts, NantHealth, Harris Healthcare/CareFX, Siemens, and QuadraMed. In addition she has worked on government and defense applications and website designs for Booz Allen Hamilton. She briefly did UX research as research associate at Carnegie Mellon after studying Human-Computer Interaction and earning her Masters at Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute. Her undergraduate degree was in pre-medicine/molecular biology.  

When she’s not designing user experiences at work, she enjoys family time with her daughter, cooking, and reading.