Professional Development

As you build and refine your accessible technology initiative, you can find additional training resources and support for yourself and staff through the following professional development resources:

AccessU

This annual conference offers instructional courses in digital accessibility, including online sessions for remote attendees.

Accessing Higher Ground

This annual conference offers instructional courses in digital accessibility. It is geared towards people working with accessibility in higher education, but welcome to anyone looking for hands-on instruction.

CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The largest conference of its kind in the world, CSUN provides an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, and end users to share knowledge and best practices for utilizing accessible technology to remove barriers for persons with disabilities in educational, workplace, and social settings.

Disability:IN

A national nonprofit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. Their resources include an annual Disability Equality Index of the best places to work for people with disabilities.

G3ICT

​This global advocacy initiative works to develop and promote good practices, technical resources, and benchmarks for ICT accessibility advocates around the world.

ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium

An annual conference on ICT accessibility testing and standards that draws accessibility technologists and leaders from government, academia, and industry.

Inclusive Design 24

This yearly online event provides 24 one-hour webinars on all things accessibility — for free! ​Sessions range from beginner to advanced and are aimed at everyone from executives to web developers.

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

This membership organization helps accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and helps organizations integrate accessibility into their products and infrastructure.

Knowbility

This nonprofit provides in-person trainings and professional development for developers and administrators, including onsite trainings.

M-Enabling Mobile Technology Summit

An annual meeting for all who create and use accessible mobile ICT products, services, and consumer technologies.

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

A professional membership association devoted to human resource management, including resources related to workplace technology policies.

Teach Access

This partnership initiative creates models for teaching and training students of technology to create accessible experiences.

Resource Library | Teach Access/ Integration of Universal Design into University Curriculum (UDUC)

An extensive resource list of accessibility resources, including online courses, primers, code libraries, and more.

WebAIM

This nonprofit provides in-person trainings and professional development for developers and administrators, including onsite trainings.