Online Graduate Certificates

Information Accessibility Design & Policy (IADP)

College of Applied Health Sciences

IADP Overview

Through the Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP) certificate program, website/web application developers/designers, content creators in education and industry, information technology specialists, and disability service providers learn the principles of accessible information architecture and universal design used in education, healthcare, and employment settings. Students will also learn the federal and state legal mandates governing information accessibility and their relationship to the civil rights of people with disabilities, as well as technology accessibility standards, design techniques that adhere to those standards, and tools that support validation and evidence of compliance to those standards. The certificate program can be completed in one academic year.

View the IADP video to learn more about the program and Illinois' history of accessibility.

Courses (3 Consecutive, 8-Week, Fully-Online Courses)


  • $466 per credit hour ($932 per course)


  • The first course of the next cohort begins October 22, 2018
  • Apply by October 12, 2018 to join the Fall 2018 cohort
  • The last two courses of the certificate will be offered during the Spring 2019 semester


Note: This professional certificate is available to undergraduate, graduate, degree or non-degree seeking students.