Accessible Media Production - 390

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Join the first graduate program in Ontario to focus on accessible media production.

Watch: Accessible Media Production 2020/2021 Capstone Showcase

Opening Statement of Capstone Showcase Event

Watch the Opening Statement

Individual Presentations

Program Highlights

  • Gain a competitive advantage in producing accessible content.
  • Program is offered in a sequential, executive delivery format designed for working professionals looking to enhance their accessible media skills or move into the accessible media industry.
  • Courses developed and taught by industry professionals.
  • Opportunities for work integrated learning, industry experience, and attendance and participation at conferences.
  • Online delivery – a combination of asynchronous and synchronous delivery.

What you'll learn

  • Receive intensive training in producing accessible content, including:
    • Closed and open captioning
    • Described and integrated described video
    • Accessible documents taking into consideration inclusive writing and communication
    • Accessible social media and websites.
  • Learn to create accessible content using the latest technology and access to top industry professionals.
  • Examine disability legislation in Ontario (AODA), Canada, USA, and around the world, and how it pertains to accessible content.
  • Investigate the experiences of people with disabilities and the advancements of accessibility to usability.
  • How to apply accessible media practices to business and entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship opportunities.

Program length and format

  • Two 15-week semesters
  • Online delivery – a combination of asynchronous and synchronous delivery.
  • Courses follow Universal Design for Learning framework and will be made accessible for diverse learners or situations

Explore our many videos, online resources and program options within the Open House Plus website.

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Program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.


First graduating class of Accessible Media Production

The first class of the Accessible Media Production graduate certificate program presented their Capstone projects at a showcase held on May 26, 2018, at Mohawk College and at the Guelph Accessibility Conference on May 29, 2018.

Read more about the first graduating class

In the news

Accessible Media Inc.


Accessible Media Inc visited the first cohort of the Accessible Media Production program. Watch and learn more about the in-demand skills you gain in this highly specialized program.


Making TV more accessible for blind and partially sighted.

Rachel Brown was interviewed about her Accessible Media Production Capstone applied research project @DVQuality #DVandMe

Listen to the interview (AMI Radio’s Kelly & Co podcast) 


  • University Degree or College diploma (two-year or longer), OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the College)

  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language or you have earned the equivalent of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or post-secondary education outside of Canada, you will be required to provide proof of one of the following:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT 80, no band less than 20
  • TOEFL Paper-based, overall score 550
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment), 70
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic 58
  • CLBPT (Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test), overall score 7, no band less than 7
  • Completion of level 8 of the General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (GAS-EAP). Placement in the GAS-EAP program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $781.08  $712.05 
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $3,653.37  $3,653.37 
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $4,434.45  $4,365.42 
Total 1st Year Fees $8,799.87 

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,600.00  $8,600.00 
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $9,050.00  $8,975.00 
Total 1st Year Fees $18,025.00 

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

In 2019, Accessible Media Production students wrote described audio scripts for short films shown at the Reel Abilities Film Festival.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Combine accessible media production with current skills and career, including:
    • Office administration
    • Public relations, Marketing
    • Front-end web content editors
    • Graphic design
    • Social media
    • Medical field
    • Television, radio, journalism
    • Communications
    • Captioning (closed, open, embedded ASL/LSQ, integrated, described audio)
    • Document remediation
    • Accessibility consulting

Where you could work includes:

  • Media and entertainment
  • Government and municipalities
  • Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Private and public business
  • Not-for-profit
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities

Opportunities for grads

  • Graduates are well-positioned to take the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential.


Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

    Additional Information

    Program Advisory Committee Members

    David Best
    An accessibility information technology specialist.

    Lisa Bowditch
    Director, Content Operations for Rogers Media

    Patrick Dunphy
    Digital Accessibility Program Manager at CBC. 

    Sandi Gauder
    Senior Front-end Developer, Technical Project Lean, and Accessibility Specialist, CMS Web Solutions.

    Levi Janosi
    President Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) Hamilton Branch. 

    Greg O'Brien

    Editor and Publisher at the leading news source for Canadian cable, telecom & media. President of Findtv.

    David C. Onley, CM OOnt
    28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, & 3rd (2019) AODA Reviewer. 

    Glen Pollock
    Director, Operations Corus Television at Corus Entertainment. 

    Shannon Simpson
    Director, Marketing & Communications for CNIB Foundation (Ontario and Quebec) & CNIB Guide Dogs.

    Emily Williams
    Supervisor Media Accessibility at Accessible Media Inc.


    Program Coordinator


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    Accessible Learning Services

    Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

    Program Coordinator

    Student Success Advisors

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    • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

      Susan Peniuk

    Canadian Domestic Students

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    Sep 2021


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    Additional Information

    Lisa Syms

    It has been an incredible experience being a student in the first year of this program. We started our program learning about legislation and disabilities. One in seven people in Canada have a disability and knowing this reinforces the importance of creating accessible media and content for all.

    I am grateful to have learned from top industry experts in the accessibility field, all who run their own businesses. These same instructors have become our mentors and champions. As I approach graduation, I now have several new skills including; accessible content creation, captioning, web site accessibility audits, inclusive writing and plain language to name just a few.

    Lisa Syms, June 2018