OAT Webinar Series

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September 24th 1PM EST

Accessible InDesign

Adobe InDesign is the leading graphic design software to create all types of print and digital products: magazines, advertising materials, books, brochures, training manuals, textbooks, reports … the list is endless. This webinar gives an overview of the critical requirements that must be built into InDesign layouts that export to accessible PDF/UA-compliant PDFs for digital publishing.

When: Sep 24, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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October 15th 1PM EST

Basics of Tagged PDFs

This webinar starts at the very basics of making a PDF document accessible. While we won’t start from a native application or source document, we’ll go through the various tags, why thery are there, what the Tags Tree is for, what the Oder Panel is for, what the Content Panel is for, how to add document properties and a lanaguage for a document and a segment of a document and how to determine the logical reading order of a PDF document.

When: Oct 15, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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October 22nd 1PM EST

How OCR Plays a Part in Accessibility

OCR is used to convert the printed word into speech. We also know that OCR can convert the text on a PDF (as well as Microsoft Office Products) or written document, but it is making a big difference to visually impaired readers. Widely used as a form of data entry from printed paper data records – whether invoices, bank statements, passport documents, receipts, business cards, mail, printouts of static-data, or any suitable documentation – it is a common method of digitizing printed texts. The conversion of printed books and other paper documents and utilizing OCR, the visually impaired now have electronic access to information once thought to be unattainable.

When: Oct 22, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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November 12th 1PM EST

Easy Guide: Writing Alt-Text

Accessibility standards only require that graphics have Alt-text, but they don’t provide any guidance on what to write, how long it should be, or how much detail to provide. This webinar provides that guidance about writing Alt-text.

When: Nov 12, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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