The Path to Digital Document Accessibility

Scheduled at 2:15pm in Windsor on Wednesday, November 14 (2018).



  • Pat Needles, Director of Sales, Onix

Session Details

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


What’s the first step in developing a digital document accessibility program that works for your organization and your users? Learn what decisions you need to make and how to implement those choices to ensure widespread digital document accessibility now and into the future.


Digital document accessibility isn’t something done on the fly. It takes forethought, planning and an understanding of the processes involved, not to mention an eye on what lies ahead for accessibility in the future. Your path to digital document accessibility depends on both your organization’s needs and those of your users. It also depends on the ever-changing regulatory environment. In making digital documents accessible to those with visual impairments or language barriers, you have three big choices: remediation, conversion or replacement. There’s no right answer to these questions and the other decisions you’ll face once you decide if you’ll remediate, convert or replace your documents. Join the digital document accessibility experts from Equidox by Onix for real-world advice about how to “slay the accessibility dragon” and make your digital documents available to all today and into the future. It’s not just the law. It’s the right thing to do.


  1. Each organization takes a unique path to digital document accessibility based on its needs and its users.
  2. This path includes deciding among remediating, converting or replacing inaccessible documents.
  3. Future-proofing your efforts is a must in today’s ever-changing regulatory environment.

Disability Areas


Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Information Technology, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Pat Needles

Pat Needles is the Director of Sales for Equidox, a rapidly expanding division of Onix Networking that has quickly become a world-class industry leader in document accessibility. In his role with Equidox, Pat has facilitated the development and implementation of digital remediation strategies for numerous schools and government organizations, helping them comply with ADA regulations and WCAG. Pat also enables extensive, organization-wide PDF conversion initiatives using Equidox’s efficient, effective, and time-saving PDF remediation software tool. Additionally, Onix provides a full range of in-house remediation services for all of your document accessibility needs.

“I have a great passion for what Onix has created in the world of digital accessibility for people with all types of disabilities. We help individuals on a daily basis to gain access to information that otherwise is not available.”