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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Content submission guidelines

We vet all content prior to publication on the digital signage network to ensure brand compliance and quality. This includes:

  • content
  • image editing
  • video

To submit digital signage content, fill out a Project Initiation form.

Acceptable content formats

Digital signage displays a variety of content. We've developed the following digital signage guidelines to encourage consistency in content, reduce editing time and ensure that information is submitted as close to broadcast-ready as possible. Each slide appears for 20 seconds at a time.

Text (announcements, events, etc.)

  • Use short, concise messaging.
  • Provide a short title, a maximum of two sentences and a short, memorable URL for more information.
  • Follow our branding and editorial guidelines and use either Ubuntu, ITC Franklin Gothic typeface, or Arial fonts.
  • Use a minimum font size of 90px for titles and 60px for body copy to ensure proper visibility at a distance.

Images

  • Submit images or pre-designed signage in the original layered file (.psd, .eps, or .ai) for approval. 
  • Follow The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act contrast requirements using the colour-testing tool on snook.ca. Guidelines for the proper placement of text and images are also available.

Video

  • Send video concepts to us for approval.
  • Requests for a custom video via the Project Initiation form.
  • Submit video footage at 1080p resolution (1920x1080px).

Note: Digital signage doesn't have an audio component. Closed captioning isn't a suitable replacement since it does not have the same impact it does on a computer.