Woodsworth College at UofT

​Improving UX through accessibility enhancements.

A beautiful screenshot of the Woodsworth College at UofT project.

A long-standing client, Woodsworth College approached me to look for opportunities to enhance the accessibility of their website (which I developed) for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. As an educational institution, there is a requirement to meet accessibility standards.

  • accessibility - WCAG, AODA   
  • responsive design   
  • research   
A collection of Woodsworth College screenshots

​My initial research entailed understanding current WCAG requirements as well as relevant parts of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). A detailed site audit was prepared and presented to Woodsworth College leadership.

Screenshots showing how elements that are focused on are highlighted.

The improvements were vast, and included code changes, legibility enhancement and a focus on delivering content to people who use assistive devices.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Rolf as he works quickly and efficiently to meet our expectations - always cheerful in his correspondence! I am happy to add my name to the list of those who endorse his services."

-- Philip Cottrell - Woodsworth College

I’m currently booking new work starting in April 2016. If you’re looking for a small website, interface design or User Experience work, we should talk.