- Read in full this short pamphlet (opens PDF, 732kb).
- Breaking Barriers Together, the Government of Ontario (opens new window) discusses why moving to a fully accessible province by 2025, is not only the “right thing to do”, but will benefit all individuals in Ontario.
- Have a quick review of Mohawk College’s 2016-2018 Accessibility Plan (opens PDF, 200kb).
- Have a quick review of the tools, resources and policies (opens new window) that Mohawk College has in place to ensure we’re meeting and going above the legislative requirements of the AODA.
- Have a quick review of the resources available to Universities and College’s in Ontario to support accessible campuses (opens new window).
- Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB) advocates for the Canadian Parliament to enact a strong and effective Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) to achieve a barrier-free Canada for all persons with disabilities. Review BFC’s 14 Principles (opens new window) for the Canadians with Disabilities Act.
These links have been provided for further research or a more in-depth understanding of the AODA legislation. They are not required reading for the course, but may be helpful when conducting your research to prepare for your interview of a member of the disability community.
- Ontario Accessibilty Laws (opens new window)
- The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005 (opens new window). This is not required reading for the course.
- A report by independent reviewer, Charles Beer (opens PDF, 390kb), on his findings and recommendations for improving the AODA. The report was completed 2010. This is not required reading for the course.
- A report by independent reviewer, Mayo Moran (opens new window), on her findings and recommendations for improving the AODA. The report was completed 2015. This is not required reading for the course.
Create journalism content using Universal Design which will be accessible in all formats including digital audio, video, and print media, and web content. Articulate the disability perspective through integrated learning opportunities applicable to the field of journalism. Identify the principles and practices of pertinent legislation and standard Web guidelines. Demonstrate the appropriate professionalism.
Module 1: Legislation
Module 2: Disability Perspective
Module 3: Alternative Communication
Module 4: Assistive Technologies
Module 5: Accessible Meetings & Events
Module 6: Video Captioning
Module 7: Document Accessibility - Word
Module 8: Document Accessibility - PDF
Module 9 - Web Accessibility
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