Accessibility Beyond Checklists: How Inclusive Design Can Shape Best Practices in Accessibility


Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
Professor and Chair of the Department of Technical Communication and Interactive Design at Kennesaw State University


September 21, 2022 - 12:00 PM


September 21, 2022 - 1:00 PM

Accessibility Beyond Checklists: How Inclusive Design Can Shape Best Practices in Accessibility

Wednesday 21 September 2022; 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern time (GMT -4)

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the basics of accessibility through the lens of inclusive design; the webinar will also highlight roles for technical communicators as advocates and implementation specialists for accessibility.

Situating people first, this webinar will examine how persons with disabilities—permanent, temporary, or situational—can face challenges working with non-accessible print and digital content. The principles of inclusive design will demonstrate how designing for all can inform best practices with respect to creating awareness about accessibility and, in turn, developing products that meet peoples’ needs.

Attendees will also learn about compliance and various agencies and organizations that provide information and assistance to those looking to increase the accessibility of their products. Finally, the webinar will conclude with a discussion of how technical communicators function as a key voice for accessibility within organizations.


  • Introduce attendees to accessibility from a “people first” POV
  • Situate inclusive design as a model of framing accessibility requirements
  • Highlight organizations and agencies that define accessibility compliance/best practices
  • Frame technical communicators as both advocates and implementation specialists


  • Attendees will learn that centering people, not checklists, at the heart of accessibility planning and implementation, is key to success

For current CPTC certificants: This webinar provides 2 CEUs for recertification, in the Project Planning core competency area.

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