Designing Inclusive Images and Words

Focus Area Six
Designing Accessible Documents and Presentations (Part Two)

Deepening Your Understanding

In 2010, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario) partnered with the Government of Ontario on an EnAbling Change partnership program grant to raise awareness in the professional graphic design community. Accessiblity: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design offers practical guides and design solutions for designers, helping them meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In 2015, the RGD replaced the Design History component on the online RGD certification exam with a section on the principals of accessibility as applied to printed messages, websites and physical environments (RGD, 2015).

For more information regarding accessibility best practices, see the RGD Accessibility Guide.open new window

How to Make Accessible Word Documents

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This tutorial features working with the styles pane, adding alt-text and creating hyperlinks and the accessibility checker.

How to Make Accessible PDF Documents

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This tutorial features working with the accessibility checker, adding alt-text and creating hyperlinks.

How to Make an Accessible InDesign Document

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This tutorial features working with the paragraph styles, adding alt-text and creating hyperlinks.

How to Make an Accessible PowerPoint Presentation

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This tutorial features slide design tips, adding alt-text and reading order.