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Accessibility for Digital Designers

Microcredential | ADD3

Program Overview

In today's digital world, accessibility is essential for user-centered design. The Accessible Canada Act plays a crucial role in ensuring inclusivity for individuals with disabilities. Our program explores accessibility principles, guidelines, and best practices tailored to designers working specifically with online mediums.

Led by industry experts well-versed in accessibility and AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliance, our program offers a dynamic learning experience that blends theoretical knowledge with practical application. You'll delve into topics such as accessible design patterns, assistive technologies, and WCAG compliance. You’ll also acquire the skills to assess and overcome common accessibility barriers, ensuring your designs not only cater to individuals with disabilities but also align with AODA web standards.

Additional Information:  This is a micro-credential certificate program.

Upon completion of this Micro-credential, students will be equipped to: 

Integrate accessibility principles, design patterns, evaluation practices and WCAG compliance into digital design artefacts in alignment with AODA web standards so that all people can easily interact with web experiences.

Note:  Students pursuing a micro-credential in Accessibility for Digital Designers must successfully complete all 3 courses (8 hours total) within a two-semester period.

Curriculum

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Course Name 2024/2025 Academic Year 2025/2026 Academic Year
Compulsory Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
ADCC 010: Accessible Design 101
ADCC 011: Accessible Document Design
ADCC 013: Accessible Interactive Design

Compulsory Courses

ADCC 010 Accessible Design 101
 

In this module, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements, principles, and compliance obligations. Learn how to integrate AODA standards into your daily practices and effectively meet accessibility requirements across all forms of communication and web design. This module covers key topics such as accessible communication, physical accessibility, employment standards and the role of organizations in achieving accessibility goals.

CREDENTIAL(S):  This is a compulsory module for both the Accessibility for Content Creators and the Accessibility for Digital Designers micro-credentials.

MICRO-CREDENTIAL:  Learners will receive a digital badge upon successful completion of all 3 modules, either for Accessibility for Content Creators and/or Accessibility for Digital Designers.

Important Information about this Course:

This 2.5-hour course is self-paced and monitored by a facilitator. Learners have from Feb 4 to April 14, 2024 to complete the course.

Refund Policy:  Learners have one day before the module start date to drop the course for a refund.

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ADCC 011 Accessible Document Design
 

Explore strategies to enhance the accessibility of various document types, including PDFs, Word documents, and presentations using Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign accessibility features. You will understand the importance of proper document structure, formatting, and visual elements to improve readability and navigation. You will learn how to comply with accessibility standards, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), to meet legal requirements and ensure your documents are inclusive.

CREDENTIAL(S):  This is a compulsory module for both the Accessibility for Content Creators and the Accessibility for Digital Designers micro-credentials.

MICRO-CREDENTIAL:  Learners will receive a digital badge upon successful completion of all 3 modules, either for Accessibility for Content Creators and/or Accessibility for Digital Designers.

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ADCC 013 Accessible Interactive Design
 

Explore the intricate world of Accessible Interactive Design in our specialized course. In this module, you will uncover the power of ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) techniques, WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1) standards and AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliance to create inclusive and engaging user experiences. Stay ahead of the curve by integrating cutting-edge technologies such as screen reader compatibility, focus management and robust error handling. Learn how to conduct accessibility audits and quality assurance testing to evaluate AODA compliance and identify areas for improvement.

CREDENTIAL(S):  This is a compulsory course for the Accessibility for Digital Designers micro-credential.

MICRO-CREDENTIAL:  Learners will receive a digital badge for Accessibility for Digital Designers upon successful completion of all 3 modules.

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