Creating Accessible Media and Communication

Accessible messages and media are also a crucial part of inclusive thought and action, because they can include people of diverse abilities in terms of concept, language, and symbol. The resources in this section offer ways to make media more accessible.

Accessible Communications,” a resource created by the Human Resources department of the University of Toronto. This webpage defines the Information and Communications Standard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and provides links to other websites and online resources that allow people with diverse abilities to create and use the University’s web-based content.

Information and Communications Standard,” a resource created by AccessForward and the Government of Ontario. This online training module introduces government employees and other workers to the Information and Communications Standard of the AODA.

Planning an Accessible Event,” a resource created by Ryerson University. This short PDF describes the planning of fully-accessible events: this planning includes significant emphasis on assistive devices, accessible and alternative formats for advertising and media, and ways to create physical access in university buildings for people with disabilities.

About,” a resource created by Accessible Media Inc. In their own words, AMI is “a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted.” They aim to make media and advertising accessible to all Canadians.