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Colleen Gratzer is an award-winning designer who's been in the industry for 25 years. Much of her expertise includes publication design and layout, and web design and development.

An accessibility specialist since 2016, she has provided InDesign accessibility training to the U.S. Department of the Interior, at the CreativePro InDesign + Accessibility Summit, appeared on several podcasts and given presentations about website accessibility.

Her consulting business, Gratzer Graphics, provides design and accessibility services to nonprofits, creative firms and developers.

Through Creative Boost, she hosts the Design Domination podcast; educates designers and developers about freelancing issues, design and the importance of accessibility; and offers accessible branding and website accessibility courses and other resources.

In her spare time, she volunteers with animal rescues and raises money to donate to them.

She 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.

Speaking Experience

  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • CreativePro logo.
  • The Admin Bar logo.
  • Permaslug logo.
  • Logo Geek podcast.
  • Just Creative blog.
  • This Design Life blog.
  • Freelancers Union.
  • WP Elevation logo.
  • WP Accessibility Day
  • Chax Chat podcast.
  • Main WP.
  • Agency Trailblazer podcast.
  • Atarim Summit.
  • Design for Geeks show.
  • Smart Web Creators podcast.
  • The SDM Show logo.
  • Nailing It! podcast.
  • Creatives Ignite 2020 logo.
  • Able Tech.

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Topics

  • Document accessibility (InDesign and PDF)
  • Website accessibility
  • Mindset and confidence
  • Niching
  • Graphic design