What You’ll Learn
- How accessibility helps you as a designer,
- 3 Common mistakes designers make when creating accessible documents in InDesign,
- The 5-step blueprint for creating accessible documents from InDesign.
Who It’s For
- Designers who create accessible PDFs from InDesign and are looking for a more efficient process
- Designers looking to get into InDesign and PDF accessibility.
About the Presenter
Colleen Gratzer is an award-winning designer with more than 26 years of experience in branding, print, and web design and development. An accessibility specialist since 2016, she has provided InDesign accessibility training to the U.S. Department of the Interior, at the CreativePro InDesign + Accessibility Summit, appeared on several podcasts and given presentations about website accessibility.
Her consulting business, Gratzer Graphics, provides design and accessibility services to nonprofits, creative firms and developers. Through Creative Boost, she hosts the Design Domination podcast; educates designers and developers about freelancing issues, design and the importance of accessibility; and offers accessible branding, InDesign and PDF accessibility, and website accessibility courses.
She is a member of the IAAP, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, and holds a verified certificate of achievement for introductory website accessibility from W3C, with plans to pursue additional certifications.
As Seen/Heard On
- U.S. Dept. of the Interior
“Colleen is a designer who understands how to get through all these technical challenges without sacrificing the original design. She is the perfect combination of a skilled graphic designer and an accessibility specialist who understands the challenges on all aspect of this work.
She combines her deep knowledge of the technology, the laws, the human condition and need for access, with her design talent and ability to teach. With Colleen’s support, I think we can finally see there’s a light at the end of this tunnel!”