Introduction to Designing Inclusive and Accessible Content

This course introduces designers and artists to fundamental concepts in inclusive design. Topics include creating accessible online content, captioning and describing video, and an introduction to the social opportunities of inclusive design.

Students should gain an understanding of best practices in creating digital media that complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In-class course is held in OCAD U's computer lab using the latest software.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.  

Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at

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Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.  

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reasons for digital inclusion, including awareness of relevant regional legislation
  • Considerations for the design of accessible online media
  • Software and online tools, guidelines and methodologies for digital media inclusion
Fall 2023
Date & Time:
5 Oct 2023 to 9 Nov 2023
  • 6 online classroom sessions
Instructor: Price:
Registration Deadline:
October 2, 2023

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint to complete assignments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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