June 29, 2011
Just a heads up that Noha Edell from Adobe is offering a webinar on InDesign CS5.5 accessibility, this Friday, July 1 at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific.
The InDesign team has made substantial improvements in accessibility support. Authors now have complete control over generated reading order, can provide tables and lists that are tagged correctly without any need for repair in Acrobat, and have more sophisticated support for alternative text for images.
This webinar is a must-see for anyone who uses InDesign for the creation of PDF documents that need to be accessible. The webinar is Friday, July 1, at 12 p.m. PT at http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/askcspro.
More information about the event is available at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198681246846060.
March 11, 2011
The California State University at Northridge’s Conference on Disability is going on March 16-18, 2011, and Adobe is offering a number of sessions that we hope people will find interesting and informative, as well as offering opportunities to talk directly to Adobe’s accessibility team and product team members.
The event will feature several sessions and events that I want to provide some details for. Here’s our schedule of events:
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, March 17
Friday, March 18
The following is not an Adobe session, but it is introducing a valuable resource in the form of a course on accessible Flash development, developed jointly by the Department of Veterans Affairs and SSB BART Group.
Adobe will have several people at CSUN and will be attending the TweetUp as well as being available to talk between or after sessions. Please come introduce yourself and ask questions and share your thoughts.
August 13, 2010
Accessibility in PDF documents exported from InDesign is an are that many InDesign users are increasingly interested in. In response, we’ve worked with the Adobe Government team and Michael Murphy, Adobe Certified Expert, to offer a video that demonstrates InDesign accessibility best practices in action.
View the video (with closed captioning): Preparing InDesign Files for Accessibility
March 31, 2010
As promised, we’ve posted the slides from the Adobe talks at CSUN.
Adobe Accessibility Talks at CSUN 2010
||File types Available
|Accessibility Support for Designers in Adobe Creative Suite
|Access to PDF: Developments in Support of Assistive Technology with Adobe Acrobat
|Accessible eBooks, ePub, DAISY, and Adobe
|Accessible Web Conferencing Update
|Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR for Accessible Rich Internet Applications
|Assistive Technology Access to Adobe Flash and PDF
|Understanding the End User Role in PDF Accessibility (with AFB Consulting)
|PDF Accessibility – Best Practices for Authoring
|Video Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users in Adobe Flash
October 16, 2009
Adobe Systems is hosting an online seminar on accessibility in InDesign on Tuesday October 20 at 2pm EST. Come learn:
- An overview of accessible electronic document design considerations
- Best practice techniques for authoring accessible PDF files using Adobe InDesign CS4
- Where to find more resources and information
Sign up at http://www.adobegovernmentevents.com/AccessibleContentWorkflow/invite.html
The session will be available for viewing later, and it will be captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing users.
July 6, 2009
InDesign authors often ask about generating accessible PDF files. To help respond to this, we worked with David Blatner of InDesignSecrets.com to combine our accessibility experience with his deep knowledge of InDesign so that we could produce a document that would be useful to InDesign authors interested in accessibility.
The document is located at http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/pdfs/accessibledocswithindesignCS4.pdf but you might also be interested in the InDesign product accessibility page for additional information.
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