Welcome to Creative Boost Academy
Accessibility Training for Graphic Designers, Web Designers and Web Developers
Website Accessibility Course
Gain a competitive edge against other designers and developers and build better websites.
Accessible Branding and Design Course
Learn how to create accessible brand color palettes and designs.
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Accessible PDFs From InDesign Course
Learn how to create accessible PDFs from InDesign.
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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.
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.
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- U.S. Dept. of the Interior