Accessibility Studies Minor or Certificate

About the Accessibility Studies Program

The Accessibility Studies program dives into the ways in which disability intersects with society, examining how accessibility affects every facet of our lives. From exploring policies and designs to examining technology and culture, our interdisciplinary approach fosters critical thinking and empowers you to advocate for equitable access. Join us in creating positive social change and building a more inclusive world.

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Why Choose Accessibility Studies at CWU?

CWU is committed to accessibility and provides a variety of resources and accommodations for students with disabilities.

This includes accessible classrooms and technology, alternative format textbooks, and assistive technology. You will work with this technology to better understand the challenges people with disabilities experience and find solutions.  

Where is this program offered?  

How much does this program cost?  

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU. 

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 

Minor or Certificate?

Ultimately, the decision between a minor and a certificate depends on your goals. Minors are often chosen to enhance a major. Certificates, on the other hand, tend to have a more practical orientation that is directly applicable to the job market or industry demands. Connect with Academic Advising to make an informed decision. 


Research Projects

Megan Marshall completed a Certificate in Accessibility Studies in 2021. Her capstone project was an empirical study of “The Extent Deafness is Mentioned in Central Washington University's Elementary Education Program Curriculum.” Her method of organizing data inspired several students as they designed their own capstone projects. 

Join our Club

The Accessibility Studies Club is an informal gathering of people interested in the topic of accessibility. Discussions range from accessibility on campus to the representation of disability in tabletop and roleplaying games. Join the Accessibility Studies Club

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