Master This: Understanding Accessibility Compliance

Includes a Live Event on 08/09/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.  This three-part series will unravel the intricacies of accessibility, bring clarity to compliance, and give you an introduction into mastering Section 508 Compliance for document accessibility. In the first session, we start by understanding the barriers and implementing an effective workflow. The second session explores the tools within Adobe InDesign and how to use them more efficiently to produce documents that can meet compliance right from InDesign. . The last session takes a look at testing our documents for WCAG 2.0 AA compliance, fixing common errors and understanding the basics of accessibility tags. After this Master This series, you’ll have a firm understanding and a great foundation for understanding accessibility and creating deliverables that will meet client expectations.

Session 1: Understanding Accessibility 

  • -What is Accessibility and the barriers I need to overcome?
  • -How do I meet Section 508 Compliance?
  • -How do I implement accessibility into my current workflow?
  • -Top 5 things I can do today without being an accessibility expert.

Session 2: Accessible InDesign

  • -Understanding the accessibility features
  • -The importance of solid structure for accessibility
  • -What makes an accessible table?
  • -Accessible Infographics
  • -Accessible Form basics

Session 3: Accessible Acrobat Documents

  • -What are tags and why do I care?
  • -How to test a PDF for compliance
  • -Top 5 errors and how to fix them
  • -Accessible PDF Forms


Dax Castro

Certified Digital Accessibility Trainer

Accessibility Advocate | IAAP

Dax Castro is an award-winning, Adobe Certified PDF Accessibility Trainer and certified Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) with more than two decades of experience in the A/E/C industry. Dax is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals where he helped write the ADS certification and created more than 40 accessibility training videos. In addition to providing accessibility training and consulting worldwide, he and Chad Chelius host a weekly accessibility podcast Chaxchat and run the PDF Accessibility Facebook group.

 

Socials: (Feel free to edit how many you list)

Facebook: PDF Accessibility

Twitter: @daxjcastro

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daxcastro/

Youtube: PDF Accessibility

Podcast: http://bit.ly/chaxchat

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Understanding Accessibility
- What is Accessibility and the barriers I need to overcome? - How do I meet Section 508 Compliance? - How do I implement accessibility into my current workflow? - Top 5 things I can do today without being an accessibility expert. Live event: 08/09/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
Accessible InDesign
- Understanding the accessibility features - The importance of solid structure for accessibility - What makes an accessible table? - Accessible Infographics - Accessible Form basics Live event: 08/11/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
Accessible Acrobat Documents
- What are tags and why do I care? - How to test a PDF for compliance - Top 5 errors and how to fix them - Accessible PDF Forms Live event: 08/15/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.