Creating Accessible Digital Documents Essentials

Recognition of Professional Development


The requirements of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) are responses to the barriers 1 in 5 Ontarians experience due to a disability. As such, creating accessible digital documents provides public sector and large organizations the knowledge needed to create accessible web content to meet AODA and IASR requirements. This college certificate will be of interest to you if you would like to attain the necessary skills to implement and evaluate AODA requirements using various programs and technologies. Through a variety of scenarios and interactive learning opportunities you will develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in accessible document creation and will be exposed to barriers presented when viewing non-accessible digital content. Topics will include: terminology, screen readers, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), and World Wide Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to evaluate and create accessible digital documents for their organization.

Completion Requirements

For successful completion of this micro-credential, students will successfully complete and pass all courses listed.


Recognition of Professional Development

Awarded by the Registrar's Office to those who have successfully completed a defined list of related courses or workshops that focus on a specific discipline. Typically less than 136 hours and may or may not include formal assessment. The criteria are determined by the college.


Visit your student portal to track your progress. When you have successfully completed the requirements, you can print your certificate.