Careers in Accessibility

CreativePro Magazine issue 18 coverThis article appeared in Issue 18 of CreativePro Magazine.

Most of the time when I write or speak about accessibility, I focus on the how-to aspects, teaching the technical details of making documents accessible. But in this article, I’m going to take a step back for a higher-level view of the accessible document industry and the kind of careers you can find in it. If you’re interested in making accessible documents the focus of your work, this will help you find a specialty that best fits your interests and skills. And even if you’re not looking for career advice, a broader understanding of roles in the industry can benefit anyone who deals with accessible documents in their work.

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Dax Castro is an award-winning presentation specialist who has been working in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry for nearly two decades. His motto: Change happens, so plan for it. He is an Adobe Community Professional (ACP) who loves to provide solutions for InDesign users who are at their wit’s end.