New Centennial College website features fresh and accessible design

TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Centennial College has rolled out a redesigned website that ensures easier access by persons of different abilities and on mobile devices, as well as a more friendly layout filled with more photography and video content.

Websites today are a primary source of information and reinforce institutional brands in what is a very competitive postsecondary education market. Centennial launched a thorough website rethink last year to better meet the needs of a worldwide audience for its programs. The public college draws 5,000 international students among the 30,000 learners at its Toronto campuses.

Among the features of the new website:

  • responsive design allowing the site to load on any device, including tablets and   smartphones;
  • better accessibility: WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance, which meets the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act;
  • improved social media interaction for those using Twitter, YouTube and blogs;
  • more capacity for bigger, bolder photography and videos.

The college website performed exceptionally well in tests using JAWS® software, a popular audio screen reader developed for computer users with impaired vision. The site also can be navigated by keyboard commands for those users who cannot manipulate a mouse.

Visit Centennialcollege.ca to view all of the extensive changes and to experience a leading-edge representation of Ontario's first public college.

SOURCE Centennial College

For further information: Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications Officer, Centennial College, 416-289-5000, ext. 7142/mtoljagic@centennialcollege.ca