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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Learn with the industry's best

Conference season is here! Sharpen your skills at these upcoming industry conferences, workshops, classes, and seminars.

Writing and editing

Sec. 508 accessibility

Design, desktop publishing, and graphics

Media and technology

Printing

Cross-media publishing

Portrait of Bevi Chagnon.PubCom's Bevi Chagnon will be presenting at some of the events below on specific accessibility topics. PubCom will have exhibits and demonstrations at others. And all of these events are just plain worthwhile attending. See you there!

 

Windows or Mac platforms.Class: Sec. 508 + InDesign + PDF

September 7-8, Takoma Park & Online

PubCom's signature master class teaches InDesign users how to create accessible PDFs from their design layouts. Taps into Bevi's extensive, detailed technical knowledge of InDesign, accessibility, and graphic design. Includes an overview of Sec. 508 requirements and checking PDFs for compliance. Bevi Chagnon, instructor. Live classroom session with 2 online seats available for out-of-towners.
Windows or Mac platforms. Live classroom session.Online sessions.

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Windows or Mac platforms.Class: Sec. 508 + Word + PDF

September 20-22, Online only

PubCom's master class teaches the core foundation methods of creating accessible Word and PDF documents. Includes an overview of Sec. 508 requirements and checking PDFs for compliance. Bevi Chagnon, instructor. This online session over 3 afternoons allows west coasters to attend.
Windows or Mac platforms. Afternoon sessions. Online sessions.

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Logo, PEAT, Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology.2016 Federal Accessibility Forum: Sharing Accessible Solutions for Everyone

October 11, at NIH, Bethesda MD

Free, open to federal employees and contractors.

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GPO Open House

October 26, at Government Publishing Office, Washington DC

Free, open to federal employees and contractors

Info sessions about printing, digital media, and Sec. 508 services from GPO. Bevi Chagnon will present a short seminar on managing Sec. 508 for government publishers.

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Logo, Communication Central Conference.Communication Central 11th Annual Conference

October 28–30, Rochester NY

This year's theme: Be a Better Freelancer

Early Bird Discount ends September 1 so don't delay! This is one of the country's best conferences for editors. Bevi Chagnon's full-day workshop on Sec. 508 for editors is on Sunday, October 30.

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Early bird discount is available until September 1.

The InDesign Conference

November 7–9, Washington DC

Early Bird Discount until September 12. Plus contact Bevi for an additional discount. The industry's best conference for InDesign users. Bevi Chagnon will present a Wednesday workshop on Accesessibility with Adobe InDesign for graphic designers.

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Early bird discount is available until September 12.

Accessing Higher Ground / Association on Higher Education And Disability

November 11–14, Westminster CO (Denver)

The accessible media, web, and technology conference for academia — the leading event for accessibility in higher education. Bevi Chagnon will conduct a full-day pre-conference workshop (Tuesday) on Accesessibility with Adobe InDesign for publishers and graphic designers.

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Latest Blog-Tutorial

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!

One of our latest entries:

Fonts, Typography, and Accessibility

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