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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.

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

Defining the user experience, color contrast and accessible maps

This week Chad and I spend some time to talk about accessible maps. We cover some great topics like defining the expected user experience, non-text color contrast, the use of color only, how to make complex maps more accessible and what to do with heatmaps and other non-traditional graphics with a few different approaches. If you struggle with maps, be sure to check out his episode.