Creating Accessible Digital Documents

Certificate | Code: 1457

About the program

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.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 2 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Identify the ways people with disabilities experience digital content and the barriers they face when content is not designed with accessibility in mind.
  • Comply with relevant organization and workplace processes, policies, standards, legal obligations, and regulations.
  • Use appropriate terminology when providing training and revising workplace policies.
  • Explain WCGA guidelines to employers and employees to determine the technical supports required.
  • Develop an AODA implementation plan for manual, automated, and assistive technology testing.
  • Apply appropriate software applications to develop and disseminate AODA-compliant documents for distribution in the workplace.
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Upcoming Registrations

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Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020