Accessibility

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Table Summaries and Formatting Accessible Tables with Complex headers

Take a deep dive into the world of accessible tables with Chad and I. We cover blank cells, cell structure and where MS Word falls short. We also discuss why table summaries are not required to meet accessibility standards anywhere. To be fair, we also mention they still improve accessibility. Join us as we spiral down the hole of table formatting and what makes a table accessible this week on Chax Chat where we unravel accessibility for you.

Chad Chelius and Dax Castro during an Accessibility Podcast with the Chax Chat Logo between them.

Heading Pitfalls, MS Office Bug and Free Accessibility Script

Check out this episode where we reveal a newly discovered bug in the latest release of MS Office plugin for Adobe Acrobat Export PDF. Chad and I also talk about the typical pitfalls of pasting content from one document to another and how phantom heading tags can be misapplied. Hear our best practices for walking the tags tree and why you can forget dealing with those pesky span tags. Be sure to tune in so you can get the FREE InDesign Accessibility Tool Chad just developed! Do things like check for document title, assign alt-text and automatically map heading structures from your styles panel. You definitely want to hear him tell you all about it in this episode!

Chad Chelius and Dax Castro during an Accessibility Podcast with the Chax Chat Logo between them.

Guest Leonard Rosenthol: PDF/UA-2, Deep Fake Document Detection, and Acrobat Liquid Mode

Join Chad and Dax as they interview Senior Principal Scientist Leonard Rosenthol at Adobe about new advancements in document integrity and the Content Authenticity Initiative. We discuss the real reason the Read Order panel exists and the amazing advancement in Acrobat Mobile’s Liquid Mode. You definitely do not want to miss this episode where we discuss the merits of the PDF/UA identifier and how you can give your feedback to the PDF Association directly.

Chad Chelius and Dax Castro during an Accessibility Podcast with the Chax Chat Logo between them.

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. 

Chad Chelius and Dax Castro during an Accessibility Podcast with the Chax Chat Logo between them.

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.

Chad Chelius and Dax Castro during an Accessibility Podcast with the Chax Chat Logo between them.

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 on how to start the discussion of accessibility within your organization.