Introduction to Accessible Design in Media


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Focus Area One: What is Broadcast Media?

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Focus Area Two – The AODA and the ADA


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Focus Area Three – Who Gets Represented and How? (Part One)

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Focus Area Three – Who Gets Represented and How? (Part Two)

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Focus Area Four – Misconceptions of Disability

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Focus Area Five – Universal Design and Inclusive Design

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Focus Area Six – Language

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