On-Demand Courses

On-Demand courses are a great option if you want specific accessibility training right away. Our recordings are the most recent versions of our live sessions so you will always get the most up-to-date information and demonstrations of the most current software. On-Demand courses allow you to review the content over 7 days so that you can go at your own pace and ensure that you understand all the content covered.

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  • This introduction to accessibility will increase your understanding of disability types, barriers and best practices in the areas of customer service, employment and communications. For organizations who have trained their staff on the accessibility awareness, such as the mandated AODA training, this is an excellent refresher course and, for those new to accessibility, you will…

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  • This one-hour webinar will review the steps to make your Excel documents more accessible and we’ll share accessible design best practices.

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  • Creative professionals have limited time but need the most up-to-date training. This 3-hour webinar will teach designers how to create accessible InDesign content and review the steps to make a PDF.

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  • In this one-hour webinar, we will address accessibility issues and best practices for creating PowerPoint presentations. Various tools will be demonstrated in PowerPoint to create an accessible presentation, including appropriate formatting, ordered lists, recommended slide layouts, well-designed tables, hyperlinks and graphics with alternative text, along with some tips to manage content for screen reading devices.

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  • Did you know that accurate captioning is a basic WCAG 2.0 Level A requirement? This 60-minute webinar will give you the tips and best practices to ensure your YouTube and other web-based videos are captioned accessibly. Participants will learn how to caption in a way that provides optimal comprehension while meeting legal compliance and get…

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  • This 2-hour webinar will take you step by step through the process and you will learn: • How to prepare simple text content for accessibility • How to prepare graphical content for accessibility • Why navigation is important in a document • What is reading order and why is it important

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  • In this 4-hour training we cover more advanced in-depth topics of working and reformatting content so it can become accessible, followed up by using Acrobat Professional for testing and tag review. This is Level 2 of our Accessible InDesign training.

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  • Purchase our AODA training annual subscription and you will have unlimited access to train the staff and volunteers of your organization. We will create a dedicated weblink for your use and we can also customize the course to include your company’s branding. Tracking is not available but participants will be able to print their own…

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  • Accessibility Services Canada launched an updated version of its AODA training in March 2019, with new content and design to reflect the revisions to the AODA.  This updated training can be used to meet your Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act training requirements.

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  • Accessibility Services Canada launched an updated version of its AODA training in 2021, with new content and design to reflect the revisions to the AODA. This training is the most current on the market and can be used to meet your Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act training requirements.

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  • This 3.5 hour training 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) by explaining how to assess and implement each web accessibility success-criterion.

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  • How can you know what colours and contrast are appropriate? How can you ensure that people with vision disabilities can read your documents? This webinar will review a variety of colour contrast checkers, including those available online and in most mainstream applications such as Microsoft, InDesign and PDFs.

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  • While properly constructed tags are essential for an accessible PDF, tags alone are not enough. Some accessibility checkers review only tags while others also check hidden aspects of the document

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  • This 2.5 hour non-technical training is a deep dive into how to create and post content accessible content to the web.

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  • You know how to apply accessible default styles in Word, but do you know how to make your own custom styles with accessible tags? In this 1-hour webinar, you will learn how to include corporate branding into a document which has “H” tags and how to move styles between documents to improve efficiency when making…

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  • Complex tables that include merged and split cells are a common accessibility concern. Making these tables more accessible in the source document can be a time-consuming challenge. When no other workaround is available, there are a few things you can do inside the PDF to make complex tables more accessible for screen reading applications.

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  • In this 60-minute course, get tips on the best and most accessible design choices – from choosing colours and fonts, to ensuring documents are accessible to assistive technology users.

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  • Research has defined hidden mobility disabilities (HMD) as being able to walk – but only for 35-50 feet – and being able to stand unsupported – but only for 1-2 minutes – without significant health consequences. In this free 30-minute webinar we explore the access barriers faced by those with hidden mobility disabilities and options…

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  • This course looks at considerations for making in-person and virtual meetings and conferences accessible. Topics include planning, marketing and promotions, site selection, technical requirements, accommodations, and content.

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  • More Word users are creating accessible content and using styles more efficiently. Now is a good time for anyone using InDesign to apply the “Import Options” settings when placing Word text in an InDesign file. In this 40-minute webinar we review time saving practices of using Table Styles and Object Styles when placing content.

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  • This 40-minute webinar is about what and how to break old print layout habits when trying to create an accessible document. For InDesign documents to become accessible PDFs, it is imperative that you avoid laying out content with the intention of it just being printed and avoid some of those true and tried keyboard shortcuts!…

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  • Many people have difficulty understanding what is meant by ‘website accessibility’ and how this is achieved. This 60-minute webinar will give you an understanding of how people with various disabilities access your website and how websites can be made accessible. You will learn about the background and theory of website accessibility, how accessibility effects visitors…

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  • This 2.5 hour training webinar is designed to review best layout practices and techniques to format content for an accessible form that has first been designed in using Adobe InDesign and then made into an accessible PDF.

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  • Review the best layout practices and techniques to format content for an accessible form that has first been designed in Microsoft Word and made into an accessible PDF document. A very practical 2-hour training course!

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  • In June 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium issued an expanded version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.0, adding 17 new success criteria. The new criteria, called the WCAG 2.1, is an extension of the WCAG 2.0 standards and updates include ones relating to mobile devices; disabilities that affect vision, such as low…

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  • Participants in this 45-minute webinar will learn how accessibility effects document creation and how to confirm a document’s compliance. By the end of this session, you will understand what you need to do differently in the document creation process and get suggestions for how to save time and money in the production stages.

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  • To create a truly accessible document, one that is PDF/UA compliant, it must pass PAC (PDF Accessibility Checker), a free downloadable accessibility checker. In this 50-minute webinar common Checkpoint errors will be reviewed and resolved, along with how to use the Checker features.

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  • Do you wonder how accessible your organization’s social media posts are? Would you like to make your tweets, Instagram stories and Facebook posts inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities? In this 50-minute webinar we’ll cover some general guidelines for creating accessible social media posts, review common pitfalls, and discuss both accessibility features available on…

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  • This 2.5-hour webinar provides a technical explanation of how to create accessible website content. Web developers will come away with a deep understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, the AODA requirements for website accessibility, and how to achieve WCAG 2.1 conformance.

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  • In this introduction to mobile accessibility participants will gain understanding of what creates accessible mobile experiences, how the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) can be applied to mobile, and the ways in which people with disabilities interact with different types of mobile technologies.

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  • In this 60-minute webinar, we will differentiate between platform and content level issues and dive deeper into techniques you can use to make your content more accessible. This is a high-level, platform agnostic information session.

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  • Everyone has a role to play in supporting workplace mental health and this 2.5 hour webinar will help you to: Reduce mental health stigma among co-workers Better recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems Increase your knowledge about appropriate treatments Increase staff confidence in helping others Get practical and professionally recommended resources, as…

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  • For users of screen reading applications and people with visual impairments, text alternatives (alt text) convey the purpose or function of an image so as to provide an equivalent user experience in a document or on a website. In this 45-minute virtual training, participants will learn how and when to apply alternative text ; test…

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