RGD President Lionel Gadoury speaks on the importance of accessible design
Last week, Lionel Gadoury RGD spoke on behalf of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers at EnAbling ExChange, an event organized by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and hosted by the Toronto Reference Library. 

The event explored elements of the province's ongoing journey toward an accessible Ontario by 2025 and highlighted new tools and resources from the government's EnAbling Change program as well as the implementation of accessibility standards.


In partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, RGD is helping to develop guidelines and tools for communications and design work to be accessed, understood and enjoyed by all audiences.  


"To neglect an opportunity to  be inclusive is to neglect our responsibility to help improve the world around us" -- Lionel Gadoury RGD, President of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers 




Interested in Accessibility?


Be sure to check out RGD's resources and upcoming events covering the topic of Accessible Design:


DesignThinkers Workshop with David Berman RGD: Understanding Accessibility

Date: November 8

Time: Morning - 9:00am to 12:00pm / Afternoon - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W, Committee Room 2

David Berman RGD explores the importance of accessibility to everyone, not just those with disabilities, covering major challenges, assistive technologies, an overview of regulations (AODA, Section 508, Canada's Standard on Web Accessibility), W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines and techniques, and more. 

For more information, visit http://designthinkers.com/Sessions/2013/Understanding-Accessibility.aspx


Webinar with Michael J. Young RGD: Accessible By Design

Date: November 13

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

Location: Via Webinar 

Information officer and in-house designer for the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Michael J. Young RGD explores strategies, tools and resources for making information accessible for people with disabilities, touching on typography, colour and usability.