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Episode #112: 8 Reasons Designers Should Care About Accessibility

8 Reasons Designers Should Care About Accessibility

A lot of graphic designers aren’t thinking about accessibility. But there are many benefits for not just the end users or readers. There are actually benefits for you as a logo designer, print designer or web designer. Find out 8 reasons designers should care about accessibility.

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Episode #108: My Top 21 InDesign and PDF Accessibility Tools

My Top 21 InDesign and PDF Accessibility Tools

When making PDFs accessible for Section 508 or ADA compliance, there are some tools you can use that make the process a lot easier and faster. Here are my top 21 InDesign and PDF accessibility tools for making accessible PDFs.

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Episode #94: 12 Issues Automated Web Accessibility Checkers Can’t Detect

12 Issues Automated Web Accessibility Checkers Can’t Detect

Web accessibility checker screenshot.

If you’re relying on automated web accessibility tools, you’re doing accessibility wrong. Just because a website passes an automated checker doesn’t mean it’s accessible. It could be filled with major accessibility errors. Find out 12 issues automated web accessibility checkers can’t detect.

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Episode #92: 9 InDesign Accessibility Mistakes Designers Make

9 InDesign Accessibility Mistakes Designers Make

Many designers who think they’re creating accessible InDesign files and PDFs really aren’t. Other designers, who are looking for help with document accessibility, don’t understand the process, which can cost their clients. Find out 9 InDesign accessibility mistakes designers make and how to correct them.

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Episode #88: The Limitations of Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker

The Limitations of Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker

Acrobat Accessibility Checker.

Many designers rely on Acrobat’s accessibility checker to determine whether their PDF files are accessible or not. But like other automated checkers, it has limitations and can give false positives. Find out some things to look for and how to ensure your documents are accessible.

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Episode #60: Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility

Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility

Problems with website accessibility overlays.

Website accessibility overlays and plugins aren’t the answer to accessibility and compliance, despite being touted as an easy, automated solution for web designers and developers and their clients. They present a plethora of problems.

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Episode #53: Design With Accessibility in Mind

Design With Accessibility in Mind

Designing for accessibility.

Most designers don’t think about accessibility, but it affects branding, design, documents and websites. It’s a great way to differentiate yourself from other designers while helping your clients reach more people and legally protecting them.

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Episode #137: The Difference Between Consultation and Discovery

The Difference Between Consultation and Discovery

Designer consulting with client.

Many graphic designers give away their advice, expertise and ideas in the sales process for free. Learn what to stop doing on consultation calls and how to get paid for discovery calls, so you get more respect and are more valued as an expert.

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