What is accessibility?
- Watch the video The Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Understanding the accessibility law and the Duty to Accommodate
- To help you better understand the accessibility standards and the requirements that apply to uOttawa, we have created guidelines for each of the standards.
Learn how to create accessible documents using different software. Both in Mac and Windows:
- How to create accessible MS Word documents with Windows
- How to create accessible MS PowerPoint slides with Windows
- How to produce accessible MS Excel sheets with Windows
- Make accessible InDesign projects with Windows
- Make Acrobat PDF pages with Windows
- How to create PDF Forms in an accessible way
- How to create accessible documents
Web and Mobile Accessibility
Understanding accessibility requirements for the web
Read accessibility requirements for websites and web content in the guidelines Understanding the law: Information and communications.
Web at uOttawa
- Web at uOttawa is your source for creating uOttawa websites. It also includes the following information about accessibility:
- Understanding how to make your website content accessible: learn how to write accessible web content.
Accessibility verification tools
- Siteimprove – Accessibility tool for issues reporting on your website: learn more about uOttawa website accessibility verification tool.
Intranet and extranet websites
- BlackBoard Learn-accessibility (external link): Learn how to create accessible content using BlackBoard Learn.
- LibGuides (external link): Learn how to create accessible content using LibGuides.
Accessibility verification tools
Social Media Accessibility
- In these video-tutorials, you will learn how to make your YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn posts more accessible.
Accessibility Check Tools
Understanding accessibility requirements for special events
Read the accessibility requirements found in the guidelines Understanding the law: Customer services.
- Clear Print Accessibility Guidelines (PDF version 889,32 KB): Making your prints as clear and readable as possible.
- Accessibility and Email Campaigns (external link) : Basic requirements for accessible email campaigns
- Accessible emails: Learn how to create an accessible email using MS Outlook. Watch video tutorial Improve email accessibility (external link)
- Making Meetings Accessible (external link): Learn how to ensure that all have equal access to information at the office, in the classroom, in a seminar or a in meeting.
Understanding accessibility requirements for social media
- Read accessibility requirements for social media in the guidelines Understanding the law: Information and communications.
Improve accessibility of your information posted on social media
- Social Media Accessibility: Tips and methods that improve accessibility in commonly used social media.
Understanding accessibility requirements for multimedia productions
The accessibility requirements for a multimedia productions depends on the format (audio-only, video-only or audio-video) and the medium (in class, on a giant screen, on YouTube or online for example).
The guidelines Understanding the law: Information and communications and Customer services will help you find the accessibility requirements specific to your project.
If you have any question, please contact Accessibility at accessib@uOttawa.ca.
Universal Symbols of Accessibility
- List of common symbols often used to provide information about the accessibility features of places, programs and activities.
Accessible Event, meetings & Conference
- Facilitating Accessible Meetings and tip sheet Hosting Accessible Meetings
- Selecting Accessible Venues
- Tips for Speakers and Presenters
- A Planning Guide for Accessible Conferences
- A Checklist for Planning Accessible Events
Interacting with Persons with Disabilities
Tip sheets on interacting with persons with disabilities
- Persons with Visual Disabilities
- Persons who are Deaf-Blind
- Persons who are Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing
- Persons with Physical Disabilities
- Persons with Speech-Related Disabilities
- Persons with Mental Health Disabilities
- Persons with Learning Disabilities
Service Animal Guide
A Service Animal Guide to provide helpful information on the law, who uses service animals, and what to expect when a service animal is on your campus.