AccessAbility 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

RGD is pleased to present AccessAbility 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design, the Revised + Supersized Second Edition and the Essentials Edition.


More than 1.85 million people in Ontario and 4.4 million people in Canada have a disability. This number is on the rise as our population ages. Accessibility is no longer an option — it’s a necessity. RGD is helping to lead the way to a more accessible province for everyone through a partnership with the Government of Ontario.


"Accessible graphic design and accessible technology supports persons with disabilities to actively participate in their communities," explains Alfred Spencer, Director at the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. "The new RGD AccessAbility Handbook 2 will help graphic designers achieve greater accessibility through their work."
The AccessAbility 2 Handbook comes in two versions - the Revised + Supersized (Full) and the Essentials. The difference between these two versions is ~11,500 words. Most “How-to” information was removed from the Essential edition, as this information changes over time, and is less important than underlying principles.


Lead Author

Adam Rallo RGD


Edmund Li RGD

Eric Forest RGD

James Kuo RGD

Randal Boutilier RGD

RGD Accessibility Sponsors

Domtar Paper

Flash Reproductions

The Government of Ontario


Learn more about the new and previous editions


Please complete this form to download a PDF of the new edition.

RGDs, Provisional RGDs and Affiliate Members will receive a copy in the June 2019 mailing. If you are a new member, you will receive a copy on your mailed package.

Non-Members who would like to order printed copies can fill out this form.