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Designing Accessible Learning Programs

October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


One in four Americans has a disability. Designing your learning programs to be accessible from the very beginning makes learning better for EVERYONE.
Designing Accessible Learning provides a framework for thinking about how to help learners with disabilities learn in your online or in-person session. You will learn about Universal Design for Learning principles and how to maximize accessibility in your virtual learning programs. You will leave the session with a short list of steps to make your learning programs more accessible.


Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, Klapperich International Training
Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, M.Ed., CPTD® is Chief Learning Consultant of Klapperich International Training Associates (KITA) LLC, a talent development consulting firm that specializes in employee training & development, diversity & inclusion initiatives, performance consulting, and health & safety training. She holds over 20 years of experience in training & development, customer service supervision, and quality assurance initiatives, and has worked in various industries such as retail, call centers, healthcare, government, hospitality, nonprofits, and continuing education. Gwen earned her CPTD® (Certified Professional in Talent Development, formerly Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) from the Association of Talent Development and holds a master’s degree in education specializing in Training & Performance Improvement from Capella University. She has dedicated her career to helping adult learners reach their professional goals through effective job training.

Elizabeth Ralston, MPH, Elizabeth Ralston Consulting
Elizabeth Ralston is an accessibility consultant with over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, government agencies, and academic institutions. She has a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a certificate of Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington. Her expertise is in maximizing accessibility through capacity building, engagement and communications. She is a seasoned storyteller, committed to amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
Elizabeth is also the Founder of the Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium, a grassroots effort to connect arts and cultural organizations with information and resources to improve accessibility for people of all abilities.



October 7, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm




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