Surprising Accessibility Conference Feedback from CEO David Blatner

It was so amazing to be able to talk to Adobe Director of Engineering in Document Cloud about the development of Liquid Mode for accessibility inside Acrobat. Listen in as we talk about the evolution and development of this great PDF advancement that benefits everyone.

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!

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.

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. 

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.

Guest Guy van der Kolk: Document accessibility automation and the journey of mastering accessibility

Chad and I talked with Typefi Product Manager Guy van der Kolk about large-scale document automation and the journey of mastering accessibility. This episode is jam packed with accessibility tips and inspirational hope for those who are new to accessibility.

Guest Colleen Gratzer: Accessibility Roadblocks

Listen in as Chad Chelius and I talk to our guest Colleen Gratzer of Gratzer Graphics and Design Domination Podcast. We discuss common roadblocks when talking with clients about accessibility and how to navigate through things like changing colors for compliance and using tools like color.adobe.com, bulleted lists and the proper way to map and use styles.

Accessibility Scripts and Tools for Acrobat and InDesign

Join Chad and I as we review several accessibility scripts and tools for Acrobat and Adobe InDesign you should be using when you need to remediate documents or edit the source files. Do not miss our review section on WCAG 1.4.1 Color only as well. There are some tips and tricks in there you should know.

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.