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What is Accessible Design?

With the introduction of the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications, there is an urgent need for guidelines and tools to achieve accessibility in every graphic design project.

From Web Design to Cross-Cultural Design, this website aims to act as a tool that help to provide you with the resources required to transform your work so it can be accessed, understood and enjoyed by all audiences.

RGD enables change for people with disabilities

More than 1.85 million people in Ontario/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.

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is helping to lead the way to a more accessible province for everyone through a partnership with the Government of Ontario.

As part of the EnAbling Change Program, RGD will develop tools that will educate the design community on accessible design.

These resources, which will be finalized by March 2015, will help graphic designers meet requirements in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Through this partnership, RGD will help make Ontario accessible by 2025.

“We are proud to play this important role to improve accessibility — it means more customers for our businesses and more talent for our workforce,” says Hilary Ashworth, Executive Director, RGD.

Do you have an accessibility success story you’d like to share? Tell your story by contacting RGD Access Ability using our online contact form.