AODA Compliance

  • In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the college is committed to providing training to its employees, volunteers and individuals who provide goods, services or facilities on behalf of Lambton College.

    The following resources are available to employees to assist in creating accessible documents.

  • Quick Tips

    All Software
    Quick Tips - All Software
    DODON'T
    • Use the built-in accessibility checker
    • Add alt text to non-text objects
    • Create and save accessible templates for future use
    • Convert accessible documents into PDF
    • Use a sans serif font between 12 and 18 pt for body text
    • Label images and refer to them as their image number - not description
    • Ensure a contrast ratio of at least 4:5:1
     
    • Use large amounts of bold, underlining, italics and all caps
    • Use animated text
    • Use images of text
     
    Word Documents
    Quick Tips - Word
    DODON'T
    • Use at least a 12 pt sans serif font
    • Use built-in styles to format your document
    • Create an automatic table of contents
    • Provide contest for your hyperlinks
    • Use the indentation and spacing option in the paragraph pane to create white space
    • Start a new page by using a page break
    • Use bulleted numbers and number lists
    • Use page numbers
     
    • Use a font that is unusual or difficult to read
    • Use italics or underlined text
    • Use tab or enter to create white space and page breaks
    • Use an image, table or graph without alt text
    • Use fancy bullets
    • Use text boxes
     
    PowerPoint Presentations
    Quick Tips - PowerPoint
    DODON'T
    • Use a built-in slide layout
    • Change your slide templates through the master slide view
    • Set the tab order manually for any custom slides
    • Expand on the contents of a slide in the slide notes
     
    • Use text smaller than 30 pt
    • Use transitions
    • Use animations
     
    Excel Spreadsheets
    Quick Tips - Excel
    DODON'T
    • Use named styles
    • Give all your tabs a descriptive name
    • Remove any unnecessary blank cells
    • Specify clear and concise table headers
    • Add a title and axis labels to charts
    • Distinguish between lines with shape, texture and line types
     
    • Use colours to distinguish cells
     
    PDF Documents
    Quick Tips - PDFs
    DODON'T
    • Start with an accessible document before converting to a PDF
    • Convert scanned images of text into searchable text
    • Use the accessibility checker for all PDFs
     
    • Convert an inaccessible document to a PDF
     
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