Document Accessibility Unraveled

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How to Automate Alt-text Descriptions for Quicker Accessibility

Chad and Dax talk about ways to speed up alt-text description input. Learn some new ways to embed alt-text into your images and figures to shorten the process of creating accessible documents.

Topics include:
• Automating Alt-text
• How to make writing Alt-text easier
• Storing Alt-text in Meta Data
• Creating Alt-text in bulk
• Alt-text Object Styles for InDesign
• Alt-text Headline, Title and Description
• Three ways to set Meta Data
• Importing Accessible Styles
• Setting default styles for every document

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

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.

Deeper Dive into the Preflight Panel for Accessibility

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.

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

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!