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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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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.




More Adobe Acrobat Preflight Panel Tools you need to know

Join Dax Castro and Chad Chelius as they reveal their favorite accessibility fixups in the Adobe Acrobat Preflight Panel and a few alternatives for multi-line hyperlinks. Stay tuned for our unique opinions on the Preflight Fixup for "Creating Content for Link Annotations" and why they are important. And of course make sure you do not miss this episode's "Who's on Twitter" from Kenya.


Acrobat Action Wizard and Dealing with Scanned Content

In this accessibility podcast Chad and I discuss the merits of the Adobe Acrobat Action Wizard for accessibility and when you should and shouldn't use it. We also talk about dealing with making scanned documents accessible using Acrobat as well as advanced options like Abbyy Fine Reader. You definitely want to stick around to find out Who's on Twitter. This episode's feature comes from Scotland!


Guest: Guy van der Kolk - Accessibility Automation and the journey

Chad and I talked with Typefi Product Manager Guy van der Kolk about large-scale document automation and the journey of mastering accessibility. This episode is jam packed with accessibility tips and inspirational hope for those who are new to accessibility.


Guest Leonard Rosenethol - Content Authenticity, Liquid Mode and Read Order

Join us this week where we talk to Leonard Rosenthol, Senior Principal Scientist with Adobe Systems. Leonard introduces us to the field of Content Authenticity and tamper evident files. We also discuss the real meaning of the PDF/UA Identifier and why the status is always unverified. Chad and I send out a plea to NVDA and JAWS to participate in the accessibility standards development and Leonard reminds us that Liquid Mode in Adobe Acrobat Mobile has been active for more than a year! Learn...


Guest Adam Spencer: Large-scale accessibility, PDF Association, the AxesPDF table editor and overcoming bad design for accessibility

Chad Chelius and I take an opportunity to talk to Adam Spencer, CEO of AbleDocs about large-scale document accessibility, being a member of the PDF Association and the struggles of overcoming bad design for improved accessibility.


Guest Colleen Gratzer: Common Client Roadblocks with Accessible Design

Listen in as Chad and I talk to our guest Colleen Gratzer of Gratzer Graphics and host of the Design Domination Podcast. We discuss common roadblocks when talking with clients about accessibility and how to navigate through things like changing colors for compliance and using tools like color.adobe.com, bulleted lists and the proper way to map and use styles.


Accessibility Scripts and Tools for Acrobat and InDesign

Join Chad and I as we review several accessibility scripts and tools for Acrobat and Adobe InDesign you should be using when you need to remediate documents or edit the source files. Do not miss our review section on WCAG 1.4.1 Color only as well. There are some tips and tricks in there you should know.


Understanding Accessibility Guidelines: WCAG, PDF/UA, Matterhorn Protocol

Join Chad and I as we talk about what's new in WCAG 2.1. This information-packed episode covers several different accessibility standards documents you should be referencing like the Matterhorn Protocol, Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide, ISO-32000-1, ISO 14289-1 and PDF/UA. Make sure you don't miss our discussion about the myths about minimum font size and the upcoming mobile accessibility advancement- Adobe PDF Liquid Mode.


Guest Dr. Chris Law – Web Accessibility, Cognitive Disability and Predictive Text

We loved having Dr. Chris M. Law last week so much that we invited him back this week. Join us as we talk about Web Accessibility, Cognitive Disability and Predictive Text.


Guest Dr. Chris Law – VPATs, Risk and Accountability

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.


Guest Victoria Richards – Crafting better alt-text

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.


Guest Philipp Carlucci and Accessible Tactile Comics

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.


Defining the user experience, color contrast and accessible maps

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.


Guest Paul Rayius, common remediation struggles, testing with a screen reader

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.


3 Ways to Artifact and Shortcut keys for Accessibility you should know

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!


Guest Charissa Ramirez, Accessible PDF vs. HTML, and accessibility advice

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.


PAC 2021 upcoming release, accessibility events and complex menus

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.


Alternate Text and the Little Book of Accessibility

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.


Order Panel versus Layer Panel, Actual Text and blind gaming

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!


Be My Eyes, Creative Pro Week and Loo Bell Woo!

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!