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This resource is a non-comprehensive and growing road map that is designed to support an accessibility forward focus when creating content for onQ.

What is Accessibility:

"every student, staff and faculty member feels welcomed and supported on the Queen’s campus, and that it is a truly inclusive community where we all have equal access to what we need to learn, discover, think and do our very best work."

Daniel Woolf
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

What this Means for your Role at ASO:

Although each of our roles at ASO is different, we are all striving for the same goal; creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and staff. Thus we find ourselves a part of the same digital community. As we continue to create rich learning experiences through many technology-based platforms, it becomes increasingly important to keep digital equity at the forefront of our pedagogical and creative processes. As we continue to explore these new ways (and look back on the old ways) of delivering content to students, it is important to not sacrifice equity and accessibility for "sleekness" and "cutting-edge" and find a place where both equity and design can live symbiotically. Therefore, it is our goal to assist and support the diverse needs of all learners through the content delivery process while putting digital equity and accessibility first.


Resource Topic Guide:

WCAG 2.0: Principles of AccessibilityWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process
Programs Applications and ToolsA list of tools to help guide accessible-forward design.
Creating Accessible Powerpoint PresentationsA step-by-step guide to creating accessibility focused Powerpoint presentations
DefinitionsAn expanding list of definitions relating to accessibility 
Creating an Accessible Rise ModuleComing soon
Creating an Accessible PDF using Adobe Acrobat DCComing soon
External Resources: An expanding list of external resources for more information on web accessibility
Best PracticesAn expanding list of best practices when creating accessible content and documentation.