Advanced Techniques for PDF Accessibility

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in Standley I Lab on Friday November, 18.

#4947

Speaker(s)

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format: Lab
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Interactive session providing advanced techniques on creating accessible PDF documents

Abstract

This session is ideal for educators, government employees, the business community, and anyone creating PDF documents.

Experts in PDF accessibility will be guiding attendees through techniques to make your PDF documents accessible. This session is intended to be interactive with directed techniques demonstrated for practice as well as the opportunity for attendees to get their most pressing questions about creating accessible PDF documents answered.

Covered topics will include, but are not limited to, tags, logical reading order, and scanned documents. To get the most out of the sessions participants are encouraged to bring their laptops in order to participate in using the techniques shared.

Keypoints

  1. Understanding PDF Accessibility
  2. Practical Application of Accessibility Techniques for PDF
  3. How to Fix an Inaccessible PDF Document

Disability Areas

Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Alternate Format, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Information Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Rob Haverty

Almost 20 years of accessibility experience at Microsoft involved in product development, technical evangelism, and policy and standards development.

Presented on various subjects over the years at CSUN, ATIA and various technical conferences. Also partnered with UNESCO on an inclusive classroom project present at WSIS.

Now working at Adobe driving accessibility for the Document Cloud space with a focus on PDF accessibility.

Handout(s)

Videos

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