Inclusive Design Training for Media Professionals: 2-Day AODA - Apr 11 & 12

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Humber College | Centre for Entrepreneurship, Building G Room 204, Lakeshore Campus

17-3155 Lake Shore Blvd W

(Approach via Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.)

Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Learn the Essential Skills of Inclusive Design & AODA Compliance

Are you currently working in the area of web development and content creation? Do you fully understand the requirements surrounding the upcoming Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act? Employers are increasingly seeking inclusion and innovation in today’s global digital skills.

This 2-day workshop delivered through Humber College’s School of Media Studies and IT, will take you through the guidelines and best practices for inclusive design in web and mobile design and development. Our “hands on” approach will prepare you to step back into your workplace with the essential skills needed to be confident in the realm of inclusive and accessible design.

Don’t wait to learn this essential skill. Complete this certificate, learn the tools and best practices of inclusive design and AODA compliance. Be prepared. Be a leader in your organization, an AODA expert, an early adopter of inclusive design, so you, and your company, are ahead of the curve.

What will you learn?

Essential AODA skills that employers are looking for in Designers and Content Creators

How to expand your website reach by designing in an inclusive, universal manner that complies with all AODA standards

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

Who should take this course?

Digital professionals and content creators
Web and mobile design developers
Quality assurance testers
Digital agency managers and executives

What is the Classroom Experience like?

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


Module One: Overview of Inclusive Design and AODA Standards

  • AODA & WCAG 2.0 Introduction & Overview
  • Customer Service standards and alternative formats
  • Accessible PDF’s & Presentations

Module Two: Digital Design Best Practices

  • Inclusive Design Guidelines
  • Mobile & Interaction Design
  • Plain language, image description & Visual Hierarchy


Module Three: Web Development Best Practices

  • WCAG 2.0 Core elements
  • ARIA Guidelines
  • Overview of available 3rd party resources
  • Compatibility with assisted devices

Module Four: Quality Assurance Best Practices

  • Assistive Device specifications
  • Usability testing pitfalls
  • Accessibility testing integration

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).

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For multiple registrations within an organization, please contact


What can I bring into the event?

Laptop for the hands on aspect of this course.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Susan Roberton, Director of Professional & Continuing Education, 416.675.6622 ext.4535 |

What's the refund policy?

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

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Humber College | Centre for Entrepreneurship, Building G Room 204, Lakeshore Campus

17-3155 Lake Shore Blvd W

(Approach via Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.)

Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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