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.

Topics Covered

Legislation

Examine disability legislation as it applies to media and content creation.

Disability Perspective

Investigate disability models and examine how assumptions, stereotypes and misconceptions have shaped traditional media content.

Alternative Communication

Explore augmentative and alternative communication methods and how individuals with communication disabilities interact with information and communication.

Assistive Technologies

Investigate assistive technologies and interaction with digital content.

Accessible Meetings & Events

Explore how to organize inclusive and accessible meetings and events.

Video Captioning

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.

Web Accessibility

Students are introduced to WCAG 2.0 and the basics of accessible web development.