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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Upcoming Classes at PubCom

We're building our winter schedule and will have it available next week. The delay is caused by the budget squabble in the federal government; our schedule will be finalized once the government's budget is set.

Sec. 508 + InDesign + PDF

Sec. 508 + InDesign — Advanced techniques

Sec. 508 + Word + PDF

Sec. 508 Accessible Forms — Word and Acrobat

Sec. 508 Accessible Forms — Adobe InDesign and Acrobat

Accessible Templates in MS Word

InDesign Basics — Level 1, page layout basics (preparation for Sec. 508 + InDesign class)

Windows or Mac platforms.Live Classroom session. Online sessions. Our classes are taught in traditional classrooms and live online classrooms.

We're setting our winter class schedule.

Sign up for notice when classes are scheduled.


For Federal Employees

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Many of PubCom's classes are held at GPO.

These GPO-sponsored classes are for federal employees and contractors only. The FY 2019 schedule is being developed now.

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, P.D.F. Day, Washington D.C.PDF Day is the pre-eminant event for all things PDF. Coordinated by the PDF Association. At past events, Bevi Chagnon presented on managing Sec. 508 accessibility requirements for federal publishers. See her slidedeck.

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.

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. Bevi Chagnon is a frequent presenter 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. The week-long conference is held in Westminster, CO (Denver) in mid-November. Bevi Chagnon will be presenting on several accessibility and publishing topics at the conference: Accessible PDF Forms, Accessible EPUBs from Adobe InDesign, and Creating Accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign.

Visit the AHG conference website.

The InDesign Conference logo. The CreativePro Week is the publishing industry's leading annual conference. This year's week-long design-fest will be in Seattle, WA, June 10-14, 2019

Learn more at the conference's website.

Our online bookstore is now open!

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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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