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. For more information on RGD's Accessibility initiatives, visit rgd-accessibledesign.com.
AccessAbility: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Web Design (2015)
This just-released Handbook is aimed at educating graphic design and web design professionals so that they may assist their clients (communications managers in corporations, non-profits and government) to effectively deliver digital design solutions that meet Ontario's web accessibility requirements. To receive a free printed copy (shipping charges apply), please fill out this form. English and French pdf versions of this Handbook are available for download (complete the form below).
In 2010, RGD produced a handbook on the principles of accessible graphic design as applied to printed messages, websites and physical environments. English and French pdf versions of this Handbook are available for download (complete form below).
Accessibility Website & Webinars
RGD's accessibility website is an online resource that provides a repository of case studies of accessible web design projects, articles, resources and videos on a variety of related subject matter. RGD also coordinates an Accessibility Webinar Series. To see if there are currently any upcoming webinars in the series, click here.
Web Design Accessibility Conference
In October 2014, RGD hosted a one-day professional development conference outlining the keys to effective accessible design for web and digital design. The event brought together experts to compile, review, present and record information on existing best practices, successful programs and relevant tools to help define the current accessibility landscape for the creative industry. Click here to view recordings of the panels, case studies and talks presented at this event.