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Creating Accessible Communications Training: 1-Day AODA - Mar 24

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Humber College

3155 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Lakeshore Campus, Room WEL304A

Toronto, Ontario M8V 4B7

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Learn the Essential Skills of Inclusive Design & AODA Compliance

Are you responsible for the creation of your organization’s internal and external communications? Do you create meeting minutes, reports, marketing materials, sales kits and client correspondence? Did you know that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has legislated an accessible Ontario, Canada by 2025?

The Information and Communication Standard of the AODA looks to remove barriers to information in all aspects of business; accessible document creation is an integral part of this vision. As of 2025, all employers will be mandated to share information in an accessible way both internally and externally.

Complete this certificate and learn the tools and best practices for business document creation and AODA compliance. This one-day workshop will empower you to be the accessibility champion in your organization.


What will I learn?

To develop skills and tools needed to incorporate inclusive design best practices into your daily workflow

To thoroughly understand AODA guidelines, thereby gaining the confidence that the work you produce is inclusive

How to create dynamic, informative communication and marketing materials that comply with all of the AODA guidelines.

The AODA Key Dates required reporting deadlines and reporting processes for your company to become and remain compliant.



Who should take this course?

Content creators within all Business and Non-Profits, Public Sector Organizations, Municipalities.

Digital professionals, content creators, office managers, communication officers, Human Resource professionals within all businesses and organizations.


What is the Classroom Experience like?

1-day intensive delivery
Tutorials, case analysis, applied activities
Small class sizes
Experienced faculty-led instruction


Module One: Overview of AODA Standards and Inclusive Design

  • Inclusive Design Principle
  • What is the AODA?
  • 5 Standards of the AODA
  • Information and Communication Standard Specifics
  • Key Dates for Compliance
  • Accessible Alternative Formats


Module Two: Document Design Best Practices

  • Writing Image Descriptions
  • Accessible Tabular Data in Excel
  • Inclusive Presentations in Power Point
  • Document Structure in Word
  • Accessible in Design Document Creation
  • Exporting Tagged PDFs


Presenter: Rob Neilly

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Rob Neilly is an educator, writer, and virtual assistant. His life-long interest in technology (Rob was working with and training others in computer applications as early as the late 1980s), paired with communication and broadcasting training, led him into classrooms of higher education; a place he occupies today as a contract professor. Among the vocations he’s followed in his career path, he has worked in many administrative roles, as a communications coordinator, and for several years, had a virtual assistance practice.


Take Away:

  • A better understanding of creating and mending accessible content.
  • A Step-by-Step Reference Guide.
  • A chance to network with other professionals.

Complimentary beverage and lunch.


Group Registration:

For group registrations within an organization (5 members or greater), please contact Susan.Roberton@humber.ca


FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

Laptop with Microsoft Office & Adobe Acrobat Pro and InDesign installed is recommended for the hands on aspect of this workshop. Additionally, WiFi is available.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

fmcace@humber.ca | 416.675.6622 ext. 4508


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

TTC: https://humber.ca/contact-us/public-transit/

Parking and Floor plan maps: https://humber.ca/contact-us/maps/


What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the start date of the workshop.

If we cancel this workshop, you will receive a full refund.

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Humber College

3155 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Lakeshore Campus, Room WEL304A

Toronto, Ontario M8V 4B7

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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