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Nearly one in six Manitobans is disabled by barriers where they work, live and play. It is easy to take simple things like reading an electronic form or report for granted but barriers to accessibility are real and constant challenges to persons with disabilities. 

This is why accessible documents are so important, and likely required, when working with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). The challenge is that submission requirements and best practices can be very difficult to measure and standardize. The focus of this two-day workshop is to take participants through this process and learn the basics of creating more accessible InDesign and PDF documents. 

What You Will Learn

  • Why accessibility is important.
  • What kinds of software and apps people may use to access your documents.
  • Major accessibility concepts that can be applied to InDesign and PDF documents.
  • Practical tips on how to make InDesign documents accessible.
  • Practical tips on how to make PDF documents accessible. 

Where: 1000 Waverley
When: November 29th and November 30th | 9am to 5pm
*Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Presenter Bio

Lisa Snider has over 18 years of experience working with digital accessibility in different contexts. Lisa’s passion in life is working with website, document, audio, video, social media, electronic signage and app accessibility, and educating others on how to make these digital materials accessible for everyone, including people with different disabilities.

Through her company, Access Changes Everything, Lisa provides automated and human user testing by people with disabilities, accessibility audits, remediation, seminars, workshops and training for North American institutions and businesses, including: the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Government of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba.

Lisa is the Chair of the Government of Manitoba’s Information and Communications Standard Development Committee, a Stakeholder in the new W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Silver Task Force (WCAG 2.1) and is a member of the Microsoft Office Accessibility Group and the Microsoft Mac Outlook Accessibility Group, collaborating with Microsoft to improve the accessibility of their products.