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Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

In partnership with the Government of Ontario, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) produced a revised, and more expansive, second edition (May 2019) of ‘A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design’.
This useful handbook is intended for use by a wide variety of people involved in designing communication materials and discusses what designers should consider, across various types of media, in order to produce content suitable for people with varying abilities and impairments.

The handbook is divided into several sections, such as:

  1. Planning and Management – Accessibility is best provided when it is a core consideration from the outset of a project.
  2. Design Fundamentals – An understanding of the diverse range of people accessing various designs will allow for greater accessibility.
  3. Typography – How this broad visual form of communicating the written language can create accessible design.
  4. Digital Media – Digital media is becoming the preferred medium for accessibility owing to its variable compatibility with assistive technology.
  5. Physical Media – Accessible design requires careful consideration in the creation of physical objects.

For further information on the handbook click here.

Alternatively, if you need further information on the preparation of Inclusive and Accessible Literature, Information and Guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on (01) 415 12 85 or e-mail [email protected]