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.
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.
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.