Optimizing Digital Document Accessibility: Best Practices

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Speaker(s)

  • Dennis Quon, Director, Document Accessibility Solutions, Crawford Technologies

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Learning institutions struggle to make documents accessible. Documents come from many authors and many sources with many style sheets. When authoring documents, inclusive design must be considered to ensure a successful post remediation. We’ll discuss best practices to prepare documents in the authoring phase to easily make and test PDF documents.

Abstract

For educational institutions digital document accessibility is increasingly important to meet compliance and reduce customer service time for inclusive access. While ecosystems such as LMS, can aid in the accessible document journey. Document authors can come from many different sources. Many of these sources never consider good document design, let alone accessibility. Organizations must set guidelines, or templates that consider good design that can take advantage of automated tagging engines, accessible PDF writing engines or manual remediation. These guidelines will help eliminate content and capture methods such as imaging documents, image-based content design while helping organizations consider best techniques to consider before authoring content. We will discuss true life examples and best practices for authoring, techniques for remediation and how to best test to ensure documents are accessible.

Keypoints

  1. Enterprises and learning institutions struggle to make documents accessible.
  2. When authoring documents, inclusive design must be considered to ensure a successful post remediation.
  3. Best practices to prepare documents in the authoring phase to easily make and test final PDF documents

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Dennis Quon

Dennis Quon,EDP, leads the Document Accessibility Services for Crawford Technologies and he has over 25 years of experience in the electronic document industry.

Optimizing Digital Document Accessibility: Best Practices