PDF Accessibility – When is Good Enough, Good Enough?

Scheduled at 2:00pm in Gov Square 10 on Thursday, November 18.

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Speaker(s)

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

Session Details

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

Summary

PDF/UA, WCAG, Section 508, AODA, and more. There are a host of content accessibility standards. When do you need to fully meet the standards. Or, when is good enough, good enough?

Abstract

Creating accessible PDF documents can be a daunting task. Particularly when a student needs coursework quickly. How do you decide how much to do to make the document usable, if not accessible. Come join a panel of PDF accessibility remediation experts to discuss how to prioritize your work and decide when good enough is good enough.

Keypoints

  1. PDF remediators need to prioritize their work.
  2. Students need coursework they can use, what is good enough
  3. How do you develop criteria for remediation

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Faculty Development & Support, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Rob Haverty

Rob Haverty is a Senior Product Manager on the Accessibility team at Adobe primarily focused on Document Cloud. With more than 20 years of accessibility experience Rob as has been involved in many facets of accessibility including product development, technical evangelism, and policy and standards development. Rob has presented at conferences world-wide and has been involved in international accessibility projects such as the UNESCO Inclusive Classroom Project. Prior to coming to Adobe Rob was engaged in accessibility work at Microsoft. Rob has been focused extensively on PDF accessibility during his years at Adobe with the goal of making it easier to create accessible PDF documents frequently providing training on using Acrobat Pro DC to create accessible PDFs.