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Creating Accessible Communications Training: 1-Day AODA

Humber College, Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Creating Accessible Communications Training: 1-Day AODA

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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

Module Two: Document Design Best Practices

  • Accessible Alternative Formats
  • Writing Image Descriptions
  • Accessible Tabular Data in Excel
  • Inclusive Presentations in Power Point
  • Document Structure in Word
  • Exporting Tagged PDF’s
  • NEW!  Accessible in Design Document Creation & Exports

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


Presenter:  Jennie Grimard

Jennie Grimard

Jennie Grimard is as seasoned graphic design professor in the School of Media Studies at Humber College. In addition to teaching, she also leads a small digital agency supporting small to medium size businesses. As an educator and a working designer, accessible and inclusive design are an integral part of her workflow.

Over the past year, she has worked as lead designer and project manager in the development of “Making Accessible Media” – a fully accessible, on-line course with 6 modules focused on creating accessible broadcast media. She was invited to present at the World Online Learning Conference and will be presenting at the upcoming Design Educators Conference hosted by the RGD in 2018. She is an active member of Humber’s AODA Committee and an Affiliate Member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD).


Take Away:

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


Group Registration:

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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.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions? | 416.675.6622 ext. 4508


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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.

Have questions about Creating Accessible Communications Training: 1-Day AODA? Contact Humber College, Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

When & Where

Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd
Room B101 (North Campus)
Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L7

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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