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Tools and Services for Accessibility

InDesign Magazine issue 149 coverThis article appeared in Issue 149 of InDesign Magazine.

Anyone who builds accessible documents for a living will tell you that the process is far from straightforward. The part you do in InDesign is like pouring the foundation of a house: It’s a critical first step, but there’s a lot more work ahead (in the form of what’s called “PDF remediation”) before the job is done. For this reason, third-party tools and services are available to ease the process.

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Chad Chelius is a trainer, author, consultant, and speaker residing in the Philadelphia area. He’s been using Adobe products for over 25 years and began his career in the design and publishing industry. As an Adobe Certified Instructor and a consultant, he teaches and advises on all Adobe print and web products, specializing in InDesign and InCopy workflows, Illustrator, and PDF accessibility using Adobe Acrobat. He works with clients both large and small, in and outside the United States, helping them to solve problems, work smarter, and more efficiently using Adobe products.