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Online Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design

The Online Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design (DIAD) is designed for social workers and other professionals who are interested in developing skills and sharpening their lens related to disability inclusion, and who strive to make their practice more accessible to and relevant for people with disabilities. The program faculty includes scholars, activists, and others working on the frontlines of disability inclusion and accessibility. Participants will learn about pertinent policy issues affecting people with disabilities, anti-ableist language and practices, accessible interpersonal clinical practice skills, disability inclusive community organizing skills, how to create inclusive management structures and organizational policies, among other topics. Participants will also receive training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, understand the limitations of ADA standards, and gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate and assess built environments and institutional policies for ADA compliance and beyond.

Participants will complete 18 online social work continuing education credits including:

  • 17 hours of self-directed video lectures
  • 1 hour of live online Q&A with the certificate lead instructor

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Program Information


  • Azza A Altiraifi

    Azza A Altiraifi


    Disability Justice Advocate

  • Emma Fialka-Feldman

    Emma Fialka-Feldman


    Principal Fellow, Roslindale, MA

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