Create it.
Write it.
Design it.
And make it accessible.

Create it. Write it. Design it. And make it accessible.

Learn how we can help

Technologists for Accessible Design + Publishing

We teach how to use Word, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign — the usual software without any special add-ons — to create accessible documents that need little remediation to become fully compliant with Sec. 508 (USA), AODA (CA), EN 301 549 (EU), HHS, PDF/UA, WCAG, and other regulations and accessibility standards.

Born accessible. It just makes sense.

  • Reduce your production costs.
  • Reduce your time-to-publication.
  • Eliminate remediation costs.
  • Reach a wider audience.
  • Maximize your use of multiple publishing technologies.

We'll show you how to "fish" and become self-sufficient.

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Check out our latest blog-a-torialMajor bug in Adobe PDF Maker (June 2023)

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Take a class and learn to fish!

Upcoming accessibility classes

Did you attend the AHG or CreativePro conference? Are you from government, academia, or a nonprofit? Are you a previous student? Contact us for your discount code.


Accessibility with InDesign + PDF

Live Online Class  |  4 Friday mornings
Late Summer session — August 4–25
Fall session — October 6–27

Mentored Class with Bevi Chagnon. Each online sessions will run on 4 Friday mornings.

A Core Foundation Class for Graphic Designers.

Intermediate level class. Four half-day sessions.


Accessible Word + PDFs

Live Online Class  |  3 half-days
Summer session — July 31–Aug 2
Fall session — September 12– 14

A Core Foundation Class for Accessible Documents.

Class teaches how create and format Word documents for accessibility is Word and when exported to accessible PDF. For those who create Word documents or retrofit legacy documents.
Beginner level class. Three half-day sessions.


Crafting Accessible Documents

Live Online Class  |  1 half-day
Summer session — August 3
Fall session — September 15

An Add-On Session for Writers and Editors.

This add-on class to our regular Accessible Word class goes beyond the basics and gives the details every editor needs to know to make accessible documents. Covers: structuring complex data such as tables and detailed charts; writing effective alt text and metadata; and managing long technical documents to maximize accessibility.
Intermediate level class. One half-day session.


Accessible Word Templates

Live Online Class  |  1 half-day
Fall session — September 25

A Core Foundation Class for Accessibility Specpialists.

Make life easier for you and your teammates: learn to create accessible Word templates that make accessibility as easy as pie.
Intermediate level class. One half-day session.

Managing Your Organization's Accessibility Requirements

High-level briefing for managers, program directors, and team leads.

Live Online Class  |  Webinar
July Webinar — July 17
August Webinar — August 24

Designed to guide managers in setting up accessibility policies and procedures for their teams. Covers staff knowledge requirements, contracts with vendors, and determining when to do it in-house versus outsourcing.
Introductory level class. One 90-minute webinar.

Accessible PDFs: Checking and Remediating

Live Online Class  |  2 half-days
Summer — July 25–26
Fall — September 7–8

Learn how to review, check, and remediate PDFs for compliance with accessibility standards. Designed for those who must review PDFs from their organization and vendors, and also those tasked with remediating legacy documents.
Beginner level class. Two half-day sessions.

Accessible PowerPoint + PDFs

Live Online Class  | 1 half-day
Summer — July 28

Half-day intensive class applies basic accessibility skills to slide decks and presentations.
Intermediate level class. One half-day session.

Accessible PDF Forms

Live Online Class  | 
Word + PDFAugust 8
InDesign + PDF August 9

Intensive class teaches how to make accessible PDF forms from Word and Adobe InDesign. Open only to those with basic skills in Adobe InDesign
Beginner level class. Two half-day sessions.

Coming later this year

Look for these additional sessions later in the year.

Accessible InDesign + PDFs.

Accessible Word + PDF.

Accessibile PDFs.

Managing Accessibility: Webinar for Managers.

Upcoming Events

The Design + Accessibility Summit

November 14 – 17, 2023 — Online!

Conference website

Accessing Higher Ground

November 6–10, Denver — On site & Online!

Bevi Chagnon will host sessions on Accessible InDesign and other topics.

Conference website
Conference sessions

ICCHP-AAATE Conference

July 13–15


Learn from the best

  • Classes
  • Custom Team Training
  • Conferences, & Webinars
  • Books

Register for a class


Work with the best

  • Accessibility Services
  • Tech Support
  • Remediation & Testing
  • "Extra Hands" Production
  • Consulting

Ask how we can help


Discover the best methods

  • Blog‑a‑Torials give best practices
  • Deep dives demonstrate expert techniques

Use our DIY resources


Get the best books on a11y

  • Accessible InDesign
  • Accessible Word
  • Accessible PDF
  • Reference guides for accessibility

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What do you want to learn today?

Our most popular classes:

  • Accessible InDesign + PDF
  • Accessible Word + PDF
  • Accessible PowerPoint + PDF
  • How to Check, Remediate, and Validate PDFs
  • Managing Accessibility: for managers and project leaders
  • Accessible Word Templates
  • Writing Alt-Text
  • Accessibility for Writers and Editors

Our team of talented folks are publishing professionals with decades of experience in taking ideas from initial draft to published product across all media. And we've been in the accessibility field for 25 years.
That's street cred. Get to know us

  • Web
  • Print
  • Digital Media
  • Publications
  • Documents
  • Government — 
  • Publishers — 
  • Corporate — 
  • Design Studios
  •  — Academia

100% Accessible.
All media.
All formats.
All the time.

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  • Accessible Word + PDF
  • Accessible InDesign + PDF
  • Accessible PDFs
  • Easy Guide to Writing Alt Text

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