Mohawk College is committed to providing equitable access to information that responds to diverse learning styles. Instructional materials need to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. Mohawk College has policies that help staff and faculty meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
The AODA Act aims to identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. This act became law on June 13, 2005 and requires that all public-facing documents are accessible. There are costly penalties for non-compliance.
Make your content available in more than one format. For example, when you have a picture in your document, make sure there is a textual summary of the picture's informational content available for persons with a visual disability who use screen readers such as JAWS. If your content is auditory in nature, provide closed captioning.
In partnership with Accessible Learning Services, and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, this guide is a how-to for creating accessible documents. Navigate the tabs along the top of this guide for more information.