Upcoming Webinar: July 12  Document Accessibility in Higher Education. Register Now!

Accessibility Experts Chad Chelius, ADS |  Dax Castro, ADS

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We start with the question “What is the expected user experience?” and provide you with a proven formula and set of exploratory questions to ask when coming up with the alternative text for your charts, graphs and infographics.

Time: 8am to 11am PDT

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Are your PDF forms accessible? Give us three hours and Chad Chelius, ADS will give you the skills to make them accessible. You will leave this class with a solid understanding of the limitations and capabilities of the current software and a step-by-step method for creating accessible PDF forms from InDesign, Word, or Acrobat.

Time: 8am to 11am PDT

Class is starting soon. Enroll now.

This class focuses on the tools you need to know and the testing methods that will efficiently and definitively check your document for usability. Give us 3 hours and you will leave the class with screen reader shortcuts and a checklist for evaluating a document.

Time: 8am to 11am PDT

Class is starting soon. Enroll now.

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Designing with accessibility in mind adds about 20% to the workload. But... 'Accessibility at the end' can add up to 80%.
Work smarter not harder.

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Not sure what you need? We Got you!

Sit down with us for just a brief consultation and we will ask all the right questions to get to the heart of what's troubling you. Our decades of experience dealing with accessibility empower us with the ability to assess your situation and recommend the right course of action to fit where you or your organization is on the road to digital accessibility.

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The Short Story of Us

How Chad and Dax joined forces:

As accessibility professionals in our own rights, we shared many conference stages and over time became friends. We often chatted about accessibility solutions for each of our clients and one day we thought, "Ya know, I bet other people might like to hear what we have to say!" A few weeks later we started an accessibility podcast (Chax Chat). Fast forward two seasons and 65 episodes later and we realized we could take it a step further. So we joined forces and struck out on our own and Chax Training and Consulting was born.

 

 

What clients say?

Whether our clients are from conferences, private coaching, in-person or online training, the feedback we get continues to prove we solve accessibility problems and transfer knowledge that equates to more productivity and less accessibility compliance risk.

Susan Paré, ADS

Your knowledge and experience are amazing Dax. You are very generous to be available to help and it is truly, much appreciated.

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Régine Lambrecht

I just gave a training on PDF accessibility starting from InDesign, and my last advices were... if you properly followed the training steps and it still does not work, contact Dax or Chad!

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Kathryn Collins

I can wholeheartedly say I wouldn't be where I am in my accessibility journey if it wasn't for you two. The content shared via LinkedIn courses, FB group and the podcasts have made the world of difference, and the support along the way has been so appreciated... it's great to have you both supporting the cause and helping all of us in our journeys.

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Adrienne Grace

Thank you Dax Castro, ADS for being so willing to let me hire you for an hour and talk me off the ledge earlier this week.

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Speaking Engagements

Here are just a few of the conferences and events that Chad Chelius, ADS and Dax Castro, ADS have presented at. Each session focuses on some form of document creation, accessibility or advocacy. While Chad and Dax have different presentation styles, each brings a unique flavor to understanding accessibility. Together they complement each other and provide truly engaging presentations.