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Inclusive Design in Digital Media

Certificate of Completion | IN911

This certificate will educate students on how to create inclusive design in digital media that complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The curriculum focuses on how to write, design and format captions for video, write audio descriptions and alternative text for e-readers, remediate and format accessible Word and PDF documents, and provide alt-text for online image descriptions. What’s more, students will become familiar with current AODA legislation and industry standards around inclusive, accessible, universal design in Ontario, Canada, and around the world.


Learn Inclusive Design

This is a twenty-four-hour certificate composed of four courses. Each course is completed in two three-hour sessions. Students will learn through lectures, demonstrations, case studies, and in a digital media lab. Throughout the course, students will work hands-on with applications like YouTube, PDF, Microsoft Word and a variety of other software. And, as a final capstone inclusive designed project, students will create a transcribed, captioned and audio-described short video embedded in an accessible PDF document.

AODA in the Workplace

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, you will have the knowledge to incorporate inclusive design into your work, making it compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). You will gain a comprehensive understanding of inclusive design and the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize, understand, appreciate, apply, and advocate for inclusive design to be used in the digital media in your workplace.


Did you know?

CESMSIT Students

  • Receive a discount on Adobe software.
  • Have after-hours access to labs so you can work on projects before or after your class.
  • Have free access to – an online skills-training platform.
  • Have access to computer labs with the latest design software. Leave your laptop at home; you don’t need to bring it to class!

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Media Studies
416.675.6622 ext. 4508

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