PubCom — The Publishing Communications Group

design, training, and consulting for all forms of publishing — digital, epub, acrobat, print, web, Sec. 508 accessibility

Publishing Services

Templates and revamps, including for Sec. 508

Production support

Automated workflow consulting

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Classes and Training

Ongoing classes in Sec. 508 accessibility, MS Office, desktop publishing, EPUBs, and Acrobat

Classroom and live-online sessions

Private, custom training at your site

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Sec. 508 Accessibility

Consulting for Sec. 508 accessibility

Custom templates for Sec. 508 Word, PowerPoint, and InDesign

Smooth sailing Sec. 508 workflow

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Blog

Latest musings on publishing, technology, and Sec. 508 accessibility

Quick tutorials

Client case studies

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Upcoming Classes at PubCom
View PubCom's Fall Course Catalog

Sec. 508 + Word + PDF

November 20-21, Classroom with online option, daytime

Learn how to create accessible Word files and export compliant PDFs.
Windows or Mac platforms. Live Classroom session. Online sessions.

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Sec. 508 + In Design + PDF

August 21-24, live online class

September 19-22, live online class

The industry's most thorough course on making accessible PDFs from InDesign layout files. Taught by award-winning art director and accessibility expert, Bevi Chagnon, this class is filled with tips, tricks, and best practices.
Windows or Mac platforms.Online sessions.

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Refresher: Sec. 508 + In Design

November 6, combo-classroom and live online class

A one-day refresher that covers the new tools and techniques for making compliant PDFs from Indy layouts. This special refresher class is only for those who've been in Bevi's previous 508+InDesign classes through PubCom or the GPO.
Windows or Mac platforms.Live Classroom session. Online sessions.

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G.P.O. Logo.
Many of PubCom's classes are held at GPO.

These GPO-sponsored classes are for federal employees and contractors only.

Windows or Mac platforms.

Visit the GPO Institute class calendar.

Conferences, Seminars, Events

Bevi Chagnon will be speaking at these upcoming conferences and seminars.

Logo, Communication Central.Communication Central's Be a Better Freelancer annual conference will be in Rochester NY, September 15-16, 2017. Bevi Chagnon will present on EPUBs and accessibile documents for writers and editors. Stellar conference for freelancers, it's one of Bevi's favorites.

Visit the Freelancer conference website.

Logo, Tech Access O.K.TechAccessOK 2017 will be in Midwest City, Oklahoma, October 16-17, 2017. A great conference that focuses on accessibility in technology and the web. Bevi Chagnon will conduct a full-day workshop on making accessible PDFs from MS Word.

Visit the TechAccess conference website.

G.P.O. Logo.GPO Federal Publishing Council hosts free informational seminars at the US Government Publishing office (GPO). Attend in person at GPO's office in downtown Washington, DC, or online. Everything federal publishers need to know is covered during these sessions. At the November 8th session, Bevi Chagnon will present on federal Sec. 508 accessibility requirements for federal agencies.

Visit the Federal Publishing Council's website.

Logo, Association on Higher Education and Disability, AHEAD.Accessing Higher Ground is the leading conference for accessibility in academia. This year's week-long conference is in Westminster, CO (Denver), November 13-17, 2017. Bevi Chagnon will be presenting on several accessibility and publishing topics at the conference: Contracting Language for Accessible Documents, PDF/UA for Accessible PDFs, and Creating Accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign.

Visit the AHG conference website.

Logo, P.D.F. Day, Washington D.C.PDF Day is the pre-eminant event for all things PDF. Coordinated by the PDF Association, the 2018 session will be in Washington, DC on January 29. Sessions will focus on various PDF technologies for government workflows. Bevi Chagnon will present on managing Sec. 508 accessibility requirements for federal publishers.

Visit the PDF Day website.

Other industry events.

United States Access Board logo. The US Access Board offers free monthly webinars on various accessibility topics, including Sec. 508 for ICT (information communications technology).

Sign up at the Access Board's website.

United States Access Board logo. The CreativePro Week is the publishing industry's leading annual conference. Next year's week-long design-fest will be in New Orleans, LA, June 4-8, 2018

Learn more at the conference's website.

Our online bookstore is now open!

Just released! 4th edition of karen mcCall's "bible" for accessible PDF. Accessible and Usable PDF Documents: Techniques for Document Authors. Order now!

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Latest Blog-Tutorials

We have a different take on blogging. Rather than preach from a private soapbox, we instead provide mini-tutorials, helpful tips, and guidance on industry topics. We're teachers, not preachers!

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