Equal access to documents
for people of all abilities

Crawford Technologies Document Accessibility Workshop

Making your client’s documents accessible.

Crawford Technologies is pleased to offer an interactive workshop on this important topic:

  • Sunday, September 13th, 2015

  • McCormick Place Room S104 Level 1 South Building

  • 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

Requirements for multi-channel communications are rapidly evolving to encompass document accessibility. With new legislation for working with the U.S. Federal Government pending, companies will be forced to provide alternate format accessible documents, both to comply with the new regulations and to meet the needs of their blind, partially sighted, or cognitively challenged clients.

Why should you attend?

Whether you are a print service provider, an in-plant, a company with employees, or disseminating client communications, your clients look to you for comprehensive solutions for transactional, on-demand documents containing critical and highly confidential information. You manage the output and distribution within your production workflows, and want to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible. The good news is that system generated documents created in virtually any print description language can be transformed into accessible documents using software automation tools and/or external service bureau solutions.

In this interactive workshop, we will outline and show you traditional alternate formats such as Braille, Large Print, eText, Audio and DAISY and discuss how you can offer these formats as a value added service to your clients. We’ll demonstrate how to tag documents to create accessible PDFs for use with Assistive Technologies such as JAWS and NVDA and demonstrate how documents can be consumed using a screen reader. We’ll provide a hands-on demonstration on how documents can be converted into alternate formats using a one-step transformation - providing cost savings and maximum flexibility.


Sunday, September 13, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

McCormick Place Room S104 Level 1 South Building

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Introductions

  • 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. What are Accessible Documents? What is the legislation?
    What are the formats and standards – Braille, Large Print, eText, Audio,
    Daisy, PDF/UA, Accessible PDF, 2D Barcodes

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Options to meet Accessible requirements, tagging
    documents, demo of JAWS (Documents)

    • Automating transactional documents into accessible documents

    • Printing 2D barcodes on paper documents and adding the ability to use smart phone apps

    • How a master accessibility transform can be used to meet your client’s
      accommodation and compliance needs

  • 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. What documents are in scope? How to implementing Accessible
    Documents and what else to consider

  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Q&A and wrap up

Space is limited, so register today!


Workshop Presenters:

Dennis Quon, EDP

  • Dennis leads the Document Accessibility Services business at Crawford Technologies.

  • Dennis also sits on the Xplor Canada and Xplor International's Board of Directors.

  • He has over 25 years of experience in the electronic document industry.

Aimee Ubbink, PMP, EDP

  • Aimee is our Document Accessibility Specialist at Crawford Technologies.

  • She has spent the last 16 years working with the print industry meeting Fortune 500 Companies alternate format legal requirements.

  • Aimee sits on the board for Braille Literacy Canada.

Jen Goulden

  • Jen is our Quality Assurance Specialist at Crawford Technologies.

  • She has over ten years' experience in the field of Document Accessibility and worked for the Government of Canada before joining the company.

  • She holds a Master's degree in linguistics from the Univeristy of Ottawa and is a certified braille transcriber/proofreader.

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