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

Quick tutorials

Client case studies

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Learn with the best minds in the biz.

Classes Blog Books Events

Upcoming Classes at PubCom
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Sec. 508 + Word + PDF

May 4–5 or June 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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Webinar: Sec. 508 for Managers

May 3, Online only, afternoon session

High-level briefing for managers, directors, and others who must ensure their agency's materials are compliant.
Windows or Mac platforms. Online sessions.

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Sec. 508 for Writers and Editors

June 23, Classroom with online option, daytime

Designed to coordinate with our technical Sec. 508 + Word class, this class focuses on the art of crafting accessibility into your content. Topics include how to write Alt-text and making technical documents accessible.
Windows or Mac platforms.Live Classroom session. Online sessions.

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Sec. 508 + In Design + PDF

June 14–16, Daytime class with online option

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

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GPO 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


Speaker at the InDesign Conference and Creative Pro Week, 2017.
Bevi Chagnon will present a session on accessibility with Adobe InDesign at Creative Pro Week, Atlanta GA, May 22-26. Includes the InDesign Conference, PePcon, The Photoshop + Illustrator Conference, and the Creative Developers Summit. Come for just a day or for the entire week…this is an incredible conference for creatives.

Visit the Creative Pro conference website.

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

Visit the Freelancer conference website.

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.

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!

Visit our online bookstore to order and veiw details.

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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