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Web content accessibility crash course

October 12, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

AODA and Universal Design: Web Content Accessibility Crash Course

Please note this is a 2 day session. Enrolling means you are attending both days for completion.

This session aims to give a foundation or refresher for website content editors on web accessibility fundamentals. Participants will learn about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and how they apply to the AODA, what this means for their role at the University and provide a foundation for discussion of web accessibility with different types of stakeholders. Suggested tools and techniques will be discussed for making sure the greatest number of people can use your content with emphasis on structure of information. Participants will work alone and in groups using accessibility checking tools to identify content accessibility issues with live websites.

Participation requirements

Please make sure to have the following two pieces of software installed prior to the event. It is optimal if you are logged into Teams with your UTORid to take full advantage of the accessibility features of the software. Other online tools from Office 365, such as a shared excel sheet and Forms and Surveys may be used as well.

Accessibility and accommodation

We strive to make the session as accessible as possible. Teams allows for live, automated captioning, a chat for communication with the group, as well as interactive features like hand raising and participation with audio or video. More information about MS Teams Accessibility Features can be found on Microsoft’s support site.

Session leaders

  • Ben Poynton, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Officer
  • Chris Sabatinos, Web Accessibility Specialist, (AODA)


Register for the event on the official event page.


October 12, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Office