The STC Consulting and Independent Contracting Special Interest Group is holding a new webinar on document accessibility, presented by Carolyn Klinger on 4 April at 7:00 PM EDT. You can register for it here. We'll let the SIG take it from here:
ABOUT THE WEBINARIn the 2010 US Census, 19 percent of Americans reported having a disability in 2010. Yet the shame of it is that only 41 percent of those age 21-64 with any disability were employed, compared with 79% of those with no disability. What can you do about it? What must you do about it? As a technical communicator, there are some specific things you can do to ensure that every document you write has accessibility built in, to help even the playing field for people with disabilities. This webinar will
- Provide an overview of accessibility and Section 508,
- Explain specifically how you can prepare your Microsoft Office files for accessibility, and
- Explain how to create accessible PDFs.