Welcome to Creative Boost Academy

Accessibility Training for Graphic Designers, Web Designers and Web Developers

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Colleen Gratzer is an award-winning designer with more than 23 years of experience in branding, print, and web design and development. Four of those years include being an accessibility specialist.

In 2016, she was trained in InDesign/PDF accessibility by one of the top accessibility providers to the U.S. government who is on the international committees that create accessibility standards for digital media and documents.

Since that time, Colleen has also designed and developed accessible websites, remediated existing sites and educated clients, designers and developers about the importance of accessibility.

In May 2019, she was asked to provide InDesign accessibility training to the U.S. Department of the Interior and has appeared on several podcasts and given presentations about website accessibility.

IAAP member seal.Colleen is a member of the IAAP, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, and holds a verified certificate of achievement for introductory website accessibility from W3C, with plans to pursue additional certifications.

Her client-based business, Gratzer Graphics, provides accessibility consulting to nonprofits, creative firms and developers.

Through Creative Boost, she hosts the Design Domination podcast, mentors designers, teaches this course and provides many resources for designers.

As Seen/Heard On

  • CreativePro logo.
  • U.S. Dept. of the Interior
  • WordPress Accessibility Day 2020 event.
  • WP Elevation.
  • Atarim Summit.
  • Able Tech.
  • Creatives Ignite 2020 event.
  • Main WP.
  • Agency Trailblazer podcast.
  • Design for Geeks presentation.
  • Smart Web Creators logo.
  • The SDM Show logo.
  • Logo Geek podcast.
  • Freelancers Union blog.
  • This Design Life.
  • Nailing It! with Stephanie Campanella.