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Inclusive Design Training for Media Professionals



Are you a working web developer and content creator? Did you know the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has legislated an accessible Ontario, Canada by 2025? Over the next couple of years, inclusive design will be a highly sought-after, in-demand skill employers will want employees to possess.

Complete this certificate and learn the tools and best practises of inclusive design and AODA compliance. Don’t wait to learn this essential skill. 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.

Be AODA Compliant

Delivered through Humber College’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, these courses will give you a detailed and comprehensive overview of the guidelines and best practices for business document creation and AODA compliance. You will learn these skills in the best way possible - by doing it! Industry-experienced instructors will teach you through tutorials and applied activities, ensuring you put these concepts into practice before you return to the workplace.

Once trained, you will be equipped with the information, skills and confidence you need to step back into your workplace and apply what you have learned into your web and mobile content.


  • 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

Classroom Experience

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

Module One

Module Two

Overview of AODA Standards and Inclusive Design

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

Digital Design Best Practices 

  • Inclusive Design Guidelines
  • Plain language, image description & Visual Hierarchy
  • Content Structure best practices

Module Three

Module Four

Web Development Best Practices 

  • WCAG 2.0 Core elements
  • ARIA Guidelines & WGAG 2.1 Updates
  • Overview of available 3rd party resources

Quality Assurance Best Practices 

  • Usability testing pitfalls
  • Accessibility testing integration
  • Compatibility with assisted devices

*Laptop is required for the hands-on aspect of this course. Laptop with Adobe Acrobat DC is recommended but not necessary for participation.

jennie grimard

Jennie Grimard

Jennie Grimard is a 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. This course is currently available to all students and faculty in the School of Media Studies at Humber College. 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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