AccessAbility Handbook 2
AccessAbility 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

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.

RELEASED MAY 2019 (Second printing, September 2021)

AccessAbility 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

Revised + Supersized Second Edition

Produced by RGD in Partnership with the Government of Ontario


Download PDF copy (2021)


Printed copies are currently sold out. They will be available Winter 2024.


RGD produced our first edition of the Handbook in 2010 (download PDF in English and French) and then a more detailed edition for web in 2015 (download PDF in English and French).

A page from the AccessAbility Handbook 2


How do we plan a graphic design project to help ensure it is as accessible as possible for the intended audience? What special considerations do we need to make for accessibility across various media? And how does our desire to communicate effectively with people of varying abilities and potential impairments translate into specific design decisions? This book is meant for anyone involved in the process of designing communication materials. This is a broad group of individuals, including professional graphic designers, clients, educators, students and many others. 

Page from the AccessAbility Handbook 2