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Join Chad Chelius and Dax Castro (CHAX) as they chat about important document accessibility topics, trends and maybe even complain a little now and again.

Join Chad Chelius and Dax Castro (CHAX) as they chat about important document accessibility topics, trends and maybe even complain a little now and again.

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United States

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Join Chad Chelius and Dax Castro (CHAX) as they chat about important document accessibility topics, trends and maybe even complain a little now and again.

Language:

English


Episodes

Chax Chat - Episode 18

7/20/2021
Join us for our special guest Dr. Chris Law as we discuss the validity of VPATs, What they are and how they are used. We take a deeper look at testing methods and WebAIM's statistics on screen reader usage. We also discuss the ethics surrounding the question of "Who is checking anyway?" and what are the risks of non-compliance. Chris also shares some great resources at the accessibility switchboard on how to start the discussion of accessibility within your organization.

Duration:00:51:15

Chax Chat - Episode 17

7/13/2021
Join us as we talk with Victoria Richards about writing effective alt-text, accessibility testing methods and we finally get to hear Chad Chelius' story about how he got started in document accessibility. You definitely want to hear his great story. Hint - Victoria had something to do with it.

Duration:00:41:23

Chax Chat - Episode 16

7/6/2021
In this episode we talk with Philipp Carlucci about his tactile comic project and the impacts of empowering blind users with the ability to interpret a comic. Our "Who's on Twitter" profile is AbleGamers. Be sure not to miss this episode. You will be blown away by Philipp's project.

Duration:00:33:54

Chax Chat - Episode 15

6/29/2021
This week Chad and I spend some time to talk about accessible maps. We cover some great topics like defining the expected user experience, non-text color contrast, the use of color only, how to make complex maps more accessible and what to do with heatmaps and other non-traditional graphics with a few different approaches. If you struggle with maps, be sure to check out his episode.

Duration:00:32:16

Chax Chat - Episode 14

6/22/2021
Join us this week as we talk to Paul Rayius VP of Vice President of Training at CommonLook as we talk about the most common struggles of remediators, why testing methods matter when testing with a screen reader and how a band teacher found his way to the world of accessibility. There is also a great self-help download from our spotlight "Who's on Twitter" this week. You do not want to miss this episode.

Duration:00:40:28

Chax Chat - Episode 13

6/15/2021
Join Chad Chelius and me Dax Castro as we reveal several different accessibility shortcut key combos that will help speed up your remediation and even one key that Mac users don't have. Be sure to listen in as we discuss 3 different ways to artifact objects in a PDF and one way you definitely want to avoid!

Duration:00:24:01

Chax Chat - Episode 12

6/8/2021
Join us this week where our guest Charissa Ramirez, Policy Officer at the New South Wales Department of Customer Service as we discuss PDF vs HTML, designing with accessibility in mind and hear her accessibility journey and advice for those just starting on the path of accessibility. This week sponsor is CommonLook and we thank them for their support.

Duration:00:35:39

Chat Chat - Episode 11

6/4/2021
In this episode we discuss complex navigation menus in a PDF and defining the expected user experience with the client and we talk about the upcoming release of PAC 2021 for MAC and PC!!! Do not forget "Who's on Twitter?" This week we reveal a very useful twitter profile if you are interested in keeping up on speaking events related to accessibility.

Duration:00:29:34

Chax Chat - Episode 10

5/26/2021
In this episode we take a deep dive into Alternate text and how to approach it in several ways and talk about the little book of accessibility. This podcast sponsored by CommonLook.

Duration:00:39:21

Chax Chat - Episode 9

5/18/2021
Join us this week where we talk about the Order panel versus the Layer panel and what to use, when. We also bring up an important point about Actual Text and how you can unintentionally misuse it. Our "Who's on Twitter Spotlight" features a blind World of Warcraft player and our sponsor this episode is CommonLook. You do not want to miss this episode!

Duration:00:36:50

Chax Chat - Episode 8

5/11/2021
This week we talk about Be My Eyes.com, some great movies starring people with disabilities as well as the great content in our upcoming sessions for Creative Pro Week. Listen in and see who is on Twitter this week to hear who is loo bell woo!

Duration:00:41:02

Chax Chat Episode 7

5/4/2021
Alright guys, welcome to another episode of Chax Chat. I’m here with Chad Chelius, and we have a special guest today, Whitney Quesenbery, who happens to be the co-author of “A Web For Everyone” and she now runs the Center for Civic Design. Whitney, welcome to the program. We wanted to have Whitney on as a guest because one of the things that is interesting is, you know, with accessibility being promoted in a lot of companies right now, you know, fighting that pushback of when do you start...

Duration:00:36:40

Chax Chat - Episode 6

4/27/2021
Join us for special guest Sheri Byrne-Haber as we discuss disability awareness and how to implement an accessibility program in your organization. Sheri Byrne-Haber is someone that I have been following for a long time on Medium and she and I have become friends on LinkedIn. I look forward to her articles, they are always so great. Sherry is an accessibility architect with VMware. And I'm really happy to introduce Sherry to you here today at Chax Chat. So Sheri, can you tell us a little bit...

Duration:00:31:15

Chax Chat - Episode 5

4/20/2021
In this episode we cover PDF Preflight Fixups. Accessibility quick fixes you might not have ever known was there. We also talk about a great plugin for InDesign called Made to Tag by Axaio that helps export compliant tables right from InDesign.

Duration:00:36:03

Chax Chat - Episode 4

4/13/2021
Dax Castro Welcome to another episode of Chax Chat. Join Chad Chelius and me Dax Castro, where each week we wax poetic about document accessibility topics, tips, and the struggle of remediation and compliance. So sit back, grab your favorite mug of whatever. And let's get started. Chad Chelius Welcome, everybody. today's podcast is sponsored by AbleDocs, makers of axesPDF for Word axesPDF QuickFix, as well as document remediation services. So we thank them for being our sponsor for...

Duration:00:34:42

Chax Chat - Episode 3

4/4/2021
Dax Castro Welcome to another episode of Chax Chat. Join Chad Chelius and me Dax Castro, where each week we wax poetic about document accessibility topics, tips, and the struggle of remediation and compliance. So sit back, grab your favorite mug of whatever. And let's get started. Chad Chelius Welcome, everybody. today's podcast is sponsored by AbleDocs, makers of axesPDF for word, axesPDF QuickFix, as well as document remediation services. So we thank them for being our sponsor for...

Duration:00:37:20

Chax Chat - Episode 2

3/27/2021
Dax Castro Welcome to another episode of Chax Chat. Join Chad Chelius and me, Dax Castro, where each week we wax poetic about document accessibility topics, tips, and the struggle of remediation and compliance. So sit back, grab your favorite mug of whatever. And let’s get started. Chad Chelius Welcome, everybody. Today’s episode is sponsored by AbelDocs, makers of access PDF for word, access PDF, quick fix, and document remediation services. Dax Castro Alright guys, welcome to Episode...

Duration:00:37:22

Chax Chat Episode 1

3/26/2021
Dax Castro: Welcome to another episode of Chax Chat. Join Chad Chelius and me, Dax Castro, where each week we wax poetic about document accessibility topics, tips, and the struggle of remediation and compliance. So sit back, grab your favorite mic and whatever. And let’s get started. Chad Chelius: Welcome, everybody. today’s podcast is sponsored by Able Docs, makers of access PDF for Word and Access PDF Quick Fix, as well as document remediation services. So we thank them for being our...

Duration:00:33:51