Who offers training on assistive technology and the design of accessible technology?

DO-IT Factsheet #61

Many universities offer training in assistive technology and the design of accessible technology as individual courses and/or as part of certification programs. Whether you want to pursue a degree or certificate or just take one course, be clear about the outcomes you desire and the methods of instruction you prefer. Some courses focus on book learning; others include active learning, with adequate time to master new skills. Many programs have at least an aspect of online education; some are offered only as distance learning programs.

The TRACE Center [1] has links to programs that offer training. Some of the links lead to training programs that are offered free of charge. EASI [2] also offers low-cost online courses on assistive technology and the design of accessible technology.

The University of Washington's DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center offers free web-based tutorials, streaming video training, and links to useful resources for those who prefer self-directed learning. Consult DO-IT's Technology and Universal Design [3] website to explore this option.