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Design Resources and Online Tools

Best Practice Design Resource

Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design
Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), 2019

This handbook was produced by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) as part of a broader initiative devoted to fostering accessibility across the province of Ontario​. The "revised and supersized second edition" of the handbook is meant for anyone involved in designing communication materials.

Best Practice Print Resource​​

Clear Print Accessibility Guidelines​
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Foundation

The CNIB Foundation developed clear print guidelines as an accessible design standard for printed items ranging from magazines to computer screens. The guideline includes 10 standards for making print as clear and readable as possible.

Online Accessibility Tools

​Contrast Checker​
Acart Communications, 2017

A free online contrast checker to test the contrast ratios between colours.

Grade Level Readability​ Test
Perry Marshall, 2020

Score the grade level of your text.​
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