Archive for March, 2009

March 31, 2009

Flash accessibility webinar recording

The Paciello Group held the Flash accessibility and WCAG 2 webinar today. You can view the recorded event with captioningonline. The Paciello Group will be posting the slides at http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog.
We ran into a couple of technical glitches in the opening minutes – the audio cuts out for most of the first minute introduction, and the captioner had difficulty dialing into the phone bridge so the captions are absent for about the first 8 minutes. In retropect I wish I had pointed this out to the TPG presenters so the event would wait a few minutes to get the captions resolved but I wasn’t as on top of that as I will be next time. The remaining 82 minutes is captioned, although live captioning of the screen reader demos is often written as “indistinct audio”. Tough work, live captioning.
Hope the webinar is interesting and useful.

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March 25, 2009

MAX 2009 Announcement and Call for Sessions

The Adobe MAX conference will be held October 4-7, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California and we’ve just announced a call for session proposals. You can read the official MAX blog post on this topic or go directly to the MAX 2009 Call for Sessions page. If you have an interesting topic that addresses accessibility and that developers who use Adobe products should know about please submit your session proposal before April 15.

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March 23, 2009

Accessibility webinars on Flash and PDF

The Paciello Group is doing a series of free webinars on PDF and Flash accessibility. The first webinar on PDF accessibility and WCAG 2.0 was recorded for asynchronous viewing, and the slides from the PDF accessibility talk are available for download.
Next week there are two additional webinars. March 31 the topic is Flash accessibility and WCAG 2.0, and April 1 the topic is PDF forms and WCAG 2.0 (Correction: the PDF Forms webinar is April 8. See the Paciellogroup blog for complete information).
All of the 90-minute webinars are captioned as real-time events (using Adobe Acrobat Connect) and the captions are included in the recorded sessions.
The webinars will be held at noon Eastern time at http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/wcag2. You can find out more about the webinars at the Paciello Group’s blog – see the post titled The Paciello Group and Adobe Present WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Webinars for Flash and PDF for more information. Set your calendars!

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