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“Accessibility” is about to trend on the Internet. Is your résumé ready? with Editor BEVI CHAGNON

  • Mon, November 04, 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

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Monday Morning Speaker: Bevi Chagnon

“Accessibility” is about to trend on the Internet. Is your résumé ready?

with Editor BEVI CHAGNON

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:


If you’re job-hunting in the Washington metro area, having Section 508 experience on your résumé will put you ahead of the pack. 


In early 2014, the Federal government is expected to release updated, expanded requirements for accessible information undefined websites, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Acrobat PDFs, videos, multimedia, forms, publications created with InDesign, and anything that can be placed under the “electronic information” umbrella.


Accessibility means that the document, website, video, or other content can be accessed and read by people with disabilities using various assistive computer technologies: screen readers for those who are blind or visually impaired; input and navigation devices for those with physical disabilities from stroke, Parkinson’s, amputation, and other upper body disabilities; and closed captioning for those with hearing disabilities508 requires that all Web site content be equally accessible to people with disabilities.

Those who create and publish the content undefined you and me undefined are responsible for making it accessible to everyone. 

Even though the law (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998) addresses only Federal government information, it is having a huge trickle-down effect throughout local governments, nonprofits, corporations, and many industries. 

In other words just about every labor field in the Washington DC metro area is affected by the expanded standards .

Sounds like a cross section of the Washington labor market!

Here’s where Section 508 standards will have the largest impact. 



IN THIS EVENT BEVI WILL SHARE:


Here’s where Section 508 standards will have the largest impactAccessible documents are not difficult to make. They don’t take significantly more time to create, either. Accessibility isn’t something you “add” afterwards: instead you build accessibility into the document from the very first work.  Accessibility, however, does require that you know how to correctly use office software, such as MS Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro, and understand the 5 main precepts of accessibility:     

1.       Structure the content in a logical order.     2.       Label it with the correct accessibility tag.     3.       Make the content understandable: write clearly, edit the content, and use the right font characters.    

4.       Provide “hooks” for navigating the content.    

5.       Provide alternatives for non-text content, such as graphics, charts, and multimedia.



  

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Bevi Chagnon  –  Founding Honcho PubCom

Bevi Chagnon, PubCom's founding honcho and creative director, is a frequent contributor on publishing technology on several local and national tech lists.

She started her design studio in 1981 and formed PubCom (the training and consulting arm) in 1985, just as desktop publishing was becoming viable.

Today she heads up a hand-picked team of colleagues to provide you with the best minds in the industry.

 

Bevi continues to design, teach, write, and tinker with the studio's computers ... her true passions in life.

 


CONTACT Bevi:

PubCom
PO Box 11018
Takoma Park, MD 20913-1018

 

Phone: 301-585-8805

Email: info@pubcom.com/

Website: www.pubcom.com/

Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PubCom/139231069223


   



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Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) South Exit

  1. Leave the Dupont Circle Metro Station by the 19th Street SOUTH exit.
  2. At the top of the escalator (street level), turn 180 degrees, and walk a short distance towards Dupont Circle.
  3. Turn right and walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the Circle, past Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenues.
  4. At P Street, turn right . Proceed on P Street past 18th Street.
  5. 40Plus is near the end of the block on the right side, at 1718 P Street, in the Webster House apartment building.
  6. See below for ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BUILDING directions.
Map & Detailed Directions to 40Plus

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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