Document Accessibility Unraveled

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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.

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

Join us this week as we talk to Paul Rayius 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.

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

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.