Mohawk College’s Journalism program is the proud recipient of the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund (BAF). The BAF supports innovative solutions for accessibility to broadcasting content in Canada and contributes to a model for innovation.
The Accessible Content Production for Journalists course, a mandatory course for all second-year journalism students at Mohawk College, is designed to introduce students to accessible content creation. As a condition of the BAF funding, Mohawk College is making the Accessible Content Production for Journalists course available to all individuals.
This course is designed as a blended course:
- 2 hours face-to-face
- 1 hour online
Although this course is not being monitored or graded, please feel free to use the content. We welcome your feedback and input.
Examine disability legislation as it applies to media and content creation.
Investigate disability models and examine how assumptions, stereotypes and misconceptions have shaped traditional media content.
Explore augmentative and alternative communication methods and how individuals with communication disabilities interact with information and communication.
Investigate assistive technologies and interaction with digital content.
Accessible Meetings & Events
Explore how to organize inclusive and accessible meetings and events.
Students will be introduced to CC, DV and IDV.
Document Accessibility - Word
Students will explore accessibility checkers and creating accessible Word documents.
Document Accessibility - PDF
Students will learn the basics of creating accessible PDF documents.
Students are introduced to WCAG 2.0 and the basics of accessible web development.