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)

Book our accessibility services.

Take a class and learn to fish!

 Learn Accessibility
Classes for Spring 2024 

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

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A11y Expresso Shots

New Concentrated Format!
Live Online Webinars  |  2 hours each
Just Alt Text — April 1
Just Tables — April 8
Just Charts — April 15
Just InfoGraphics — April 22

Our short, concentrated "Expresso" sessions are designed to cover the deep details on advanced topics. Great way to go beyond our traditional classes and get a "shot" of accessibility skills.
Intermediate level webinars. 2 hours each.

Full details about the Expresso series
View our full calendar of accessibility classes
Register for an Expresso Shot webinar

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Accessibility with InDesign + PDF

Live Online Class  |  4 Friday mornings
Early Spring: March 1 – 22
Late Spring:  April 12 – May 3

Mentored Class with Bevi Chagnon. Each online session is 4 hours long on 4 Friday mornings.

A Core Foundation Class for Graphic Designers.

Intermediate level class. Four half-day sessions.

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Accessible Word + PDFs

Live Online Class  |  3 half-days
Early Spring:  March 4 – 6
Late Spring:  April 29 – May 1

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.

Accessible PDFs: Checking and Remediating

Live Online Class  |  2 half-days
Spring — March 26–27
Summer — TBA

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.

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.

Crafting Accessible Documents, for Writers and Editors.

Accessible PowerPoint + PDFs.

Accessible Templates for MS Word.

Accessible PDF Forms.

Upcoming Events

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

The Design + Accessibility Summit

November 14 – 17, 2023 — Online!

Conference website

ICCHP-AAATE Conference

July 13–15

Learn

Learn from the best

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

Register for a class

Do

Work with the best

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

Ask how we can help

Explore

Discover the best methods

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

Use our DIY resources

Books

Get the best books on a11y

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

Buy a book from our online bookstore

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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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Want to learn more? Some of the DIY accessibility books from
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  • Accessible Word + PDF
  • Accessible InDesign + PDF
  • Accessible PDFs
  • Easy Guide to Writing Alt Text

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