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Sec. 508 Accessibility Services

We've been developing accessible materials since the mid-1990s, before the US Sec. 508 amendment was passed and put into effect in 2000. We developed the first accessibility classes for the US GPO's training institute in 2001 that taught federal employees how to make accessible Word, PDFs, and InDesign documents.

We're proud of our track-record in accessibility!

Today, we fill in the gaps for our clients, ensuring that they're able to publish fully accessible material as efficiently as possible. Our services to government agencies, government contractors, nonprofits, corporations, academic institutions, and grant recipients can include any combination of the following Sec. 508 services:

  • Custom training for your teams
  • Custom designed accessible templates for Word, PowerPoint, and InDesign
  • Back-up production support when you're short-handed to make project deadlines
  • Sec. 508 editorial tasks: writing alt-text and metadata, reviewing language for inclusiveness, improving document structure, hierarchy, and presentation
  • Retrofitting legacy documents for comliance
  • Step-by-step user guides for your staff
  • Recommendations on team workflow to accommodate Sec. 508 requirements without overextending your budget or your overwhelming your staff
  • Testing, review, and certification of your public-facing documents for PDF/UA and WCAG compliance.

PubCom works with you to create a package of services that puts your team in control of their accessibility tasks to meet federal requirements as quickly and painlessly as possible.

We can perform these tasks on a pay-as-you-go basis. We also have yearly contracts to provide these services as-needed at reduced rates; when a contract is already in place, your staff can easily send us the files and work order electronically. We'll get your project turned around as quickly as possible, and you'll be invoiced monthly against the contract.

We're experts in all major software and many of our associates are certified in one or more of these programs:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • CommonLook, PAC, and other accessibility-checking programs.

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How PubCom Can Help

Sec. 508 doesn't have to overwhelm your organization's budget or staff.

We can recommend better methods, software, and processes that will reduce the time needed to bring your materials into federal compliance.

Let us know how we can help.

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