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.

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.

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. 

3 Ways to Artifact and Shortcut keys for Accessibility you should know

Join Chad Chelius and me Dax Castro as we reveal several different accessibility shortcut key combos that will help speed up your remediation and even one key that Mac users don’t have. Be sure to listen in as we discuss 3 different ways to artifact objects in a PDF and one way you definitely want to avoid! 

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.

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.

PAC 2021 upcoming release, accessibility events and complex menus

In this episode we discuss complex navigation menus in a PDF and defining the expected user experience with the client and we talk about the upcoming release of PAC 2021 for MAC and PC!!! Do not forget “Who’s on Twitter?” This week we reveal a very useful twitter profile if you are interested in keeping up on speaking events related to accessibility.

Order Panel versus Layer Panel, Actual Text and blind gaming

Join us this week where we talk about the Order panel versus the Layer panel and what to use, when. We also bring up an important point about Actual Text and how you can unintentionally misuse it. Our “Who’s on Twitter Spotlight” features a blind World of Warcraft player and our sponsor this episode is CommonLook. You do not want to miss this episode!