Accessibility Ontario is having a workshop that will give you an understanding of how websites can be made accessible. Participants will learn about the background and theory of website accessibility, how accessibility effects visitors to your site, and what changes you can immediately make to increase the accessibility of your website. For more information, including pricing, and to register, click here!
Accessibility Ontario is conducting a hands-on workshop that will give participants the knowledge and tools required to gauge the accessibility of web content. The session will take an applied look at Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) by explaining how to assess, implement each web accessibility success-criterion and review a website or document against WCAG 2.0. For more information, including pricing, and to register, click here!
Want to learn how to create professional presentations and document designs? Join this intensive workshop, hosted by Skills for Change. Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 topics include creating a presentation and identifying screen elements, applying and modifying design templates, adding graphics and objects, and building and running a slide show. Microsoft Publisher 2013 content includes designing a new publication layout, working with text and objects, and using tools such as WordArt and tables. Tickets cost $100. Click here to register!
ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto is inviting you to join them with their partner, The Design Exchange, for a screening and hands-on workshop about Universal Design and the exploration of accessible and inclusive design. Tickets cost between $0-$12. For more information about the screening and to register, click here!
Do you feel overwhelmed or confused by social media for your business? Can’t keep up with the magical “algorithm”? Here’s the good news you’re not alone! And we have someone who can help! Steel City Studio is having an event on June 7th, from 7pm – 9pm! Tickets cost $10+tax (early-bird tickets), and $15 regular price. Be sure to check it out! You can register here!
Want to learn more about W3C WCAG 2.0 success criteria, as well as ADA, Section 504/508 and AODA requirements from the comfort of your home? Then this is the workshop for you. Hosted by David Berman, you will learn how to follow the guidelines that will result in your webpages and documents be more effective resources for your entire audience… including your most frequent visitor: Google. You’ll also gain familiarity with the assistive technologies that help people with specific disabilities and difficulties. Visit his page for more information and to register!
RGD is having an 12-hour event, design students and recent grads will work in teams on a variety of non-profit projects all across Canada. This designathon will be held in Halifax, London, Ottawa, Sudbury, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria .Spots are extremely limited, so sign up today. Tickets cost $37 including taxes and fees. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Accessibility Ontario is having a hands-on workshop we cover in-depth how to make accessible content in InDesign and how to import those documents into Acrobat Professional to make an accessible PDF. We cover the core InDesign concepts of text formatting, graphics and working with navigational and digital device reflow features to include all users who require an accessible PDF. For more information, including pricing, and to register, click here!
How to Make Accessible Word Documents (Toronto) – June 26th
Accessibility Ontario invites you to join their workshop regarding Accessible Word Documents! It will demonstrate converting documents to PDF format and examine the required structure for assistive technologies. This workshop is a comprehensive review of how layout and design principles and practices influence the outcome of the construction of a document intended for accessibility. For more information, including pricing, and to register, click here!
How to Make PDFs Accessible (Toronto) – June 27th
Accessibility Ontario is having part 2 of their “Accessible Word” and “Accessible InDesign” training sessions. In this workshop, it will teach you how to create an accessible PDF, including diverse content such as complicated tables, lists, and acronyms. The task of creating an accessible document goes farther than just correctly formatting the text in your original file. When importing documents, whatever the source application, some elements “get lost in translation” and additional remediation has to be done in Adobe Acrobat. For more information, including pricing, and to register, click here!