Austin Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Meetup Page for this group: https://meetup.com/a11yATX

Going Further with PDF/UA and the Matterhorn Protocol

PDF Accessibility 201

Online event on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM CDT (CST)

Many of us look at A11y from the perspective of web development, but ignoring office documents and PDFs would be a huge mistake. When we do apply A11y to PDFs, it's by adapting WCAG principles. That's a great place to start. But there are other relevant guidelines to follow. In this session, we'll compare the WCAG and PDF/UA guidelines and recognize which individual guidelines apply to PDF Accessibility. We'll also look at the Matterhorn Protocol and see how it relates to PDF/UA. We'll also cover the necessity and techniques of embedding fonts in both MSO documents and PDFs.

This will build upon my earlier presentation, but it will not be necessary to have attended the earlier one to understand this next one.

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THREE TAKE-AWAYS:

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Handout for "Going Further with PDF/UA and the Matterhorn Protocol" including including all the slides and speaker notes

Should You Remediate Your PDFs?

PDF Accessibility 101

Online event on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm (CST)

The easy ways to ensure your Microsoft Office documents and PDF files are fully accessible. The session will both demonstrate the experience of using assistive technology to read accessible and inaccessible documents from the perspective of blind employees and citizens. Also, it will explain how to apply optimal accessibility.

It will cover:

List 3 guaranteed audience takeaways

  1. How to prevent PDFs from appearing completely blank to screen readers
  2. How to format documents or PDFs so that blind employees and citizens can easily navigate them
  3. Learn the faster and more effective alternative to painstakingly remediating PDFs for Accessibility

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e-Records Conference 2020 | Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 and Thursday, November 19, 2020

This event is organized by TSLAC and co-sponsored with DIR to promote electronic records management in Texas government. The conference gathers records management and information technology staff from the state and local level together to learn from each other by sharing case studies, solutions, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned.

A11y: Making Documents and PDFs Accessible to All Employees and Citizens

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 10:20-11:10 AM

The easy ways to ensure your Microsoft Office documents and PDF files are fully accessible. The session will both demonstrate the experience of using assistive technology to read accessible and inaccessible documents from the perspective of blind employees and citizens. Also it will explain how to apply optimal accessibility.

It will cover:

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Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2018

October 2nd and 3rd 2018
Hard Rock Casino & Hotel
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Creating Accessible PDFs with MS Office, Acrobat, and ColdFusion

October 2, 2018 - 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (PDT)

This expands on my Accessibility session last year but focuses specifically on PDFs including fillable forms, OCR, redaction, quality assurance, and eSignatures/digital signatures as they relate to PDF Accessibility.

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Making your Web Applications Accessible with HTML5, CSS, and WAI-ARIA

October 3, 2018 - 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (PDT)

This expands on my Accessibility session last year but focuses on web pages and web applications. Because Accessibility is more often addressed on the front end, the CF content will be limited in this presentation. Topics will include the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, HTML5, skip links, WAI-ARIA (Landmarks, roles, etc.,), quality testing for A11y, fonts for dyslexia, and using CSS for A11y, A11y testing, changing fonts & font sizes, changing layouts, and emulating the Lynx browser. Only a minimal familiarity with CSS is expected.

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Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2017

Practical Digital Accessibility

By Bouton Jones
IT Business Systems Analyst Senior

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2017
Friday, November 17th 2017 | 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Grand Ballroom D at the Mirage - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

This will address the compelling reasons -- including legal -- for applying Accessibility to digital documentation: Word, PDF, PowerPoint, and Web. Examples of poor Accessibility will be presented with illustrations of the resulting effects for users with disabilities. Finally it will cover strategies and solutions.

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