Presentations: Universal Design for Digital Document Creation and Publication

On Thursday 29th November 2012, the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA) had a free seminar on "Universal Design for Digital Document Creation and Publication".

This practical half-day seminar examined the current state-of-the-art of accessible document creation and publication. It focused on the process of document creation and publication, looking at the most commonly used formats and practices in the public and educational sector and what can be done to ensure these formats are usable and accessible.

The ageNDA on the day was:

8:45-9:15: Registration

9:15-9:35: Opening comments: Peter McKevitt (Chairperson, NDA),Dónal Rice (Senior Design Advisor,CEUD)

9:35-10:45: Document workflow and creation 1

  • A Universal Design process for document creation - Co-Presented by Dónal Rice (Senior Design Advisor, CEUD) and Alan Dalton (Access Officer and Accessibility Development Advisor, NDA)
  • Creating accessible source document in MS Word - Terry Landers, (Microsoft)
  • Importance of workflow Charlie Pike (The Paciello Group)

10:45-11:00: Questions and Answers

11:00-11:15: Coffee

11:15-12:15 : Document workflow and creation 2

  • Supporting and checking the accessibility in the document conversion process - Kiran Kaja (Adobe)
  • Panel discussion: Working with contractors - asking for (and getting) what you want Dara Stokes (catalysto), Charlie Pike (TPG), Kiran Kaja (Adobe)

12:15-12:45: Keynote presentation: Inclusive Publishing in the Educational Environment Bernhard Heinser (DAISY consortium)

12:45-1:00: Closing remarks

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