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(T5) The Revolution in PDF Accessibility (30 minutes)

Presenter: Adam Spencer, Accessibil-IT

Abstract: Demonstrating the only application to create 100% accessible and compliant PDF files from Microsoft Word.

Audience: Faculty and Tutors, Content Editors and Production Teams, Web Developers and Designers, IT Specialists, Student Services Staff, Vendors to PSE, Policy Administrators, Procurement Staff

Learning Objectives:

  • How to develop a sustainable approach to document accessibility
  • How all users in an organization can cost effectively generate accessible and compliant content
  • Realize that PDF isn’t dead and just became the most robust platform for content sharing again!

Biography: Adam Spencer - Adam Spencer is the Head of Document Accessibility Services for Accessibil-IT Inc, a dedicated PDF accessibility specialist. As an active member on a number of ISO Committees for PDF and PDF Accessibility, Adam was also an active contributor to the development of the new international standards known as PDF/UA to ensure the accessibility and usability of PDF and adaptive technologies. Adam is also the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee on TC 171 and TC 171/SC2 PDF and PDF Accessibility for the Standards Council of Canada.

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Updated December 16, 2015 by Student & Academic Services