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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Classes Blog Books Events

Upcoming Classes at PubCom
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Sec. 508 Accessible Forms

August 14-15, Classroom with online option, daytime

How to create accessible PDF forms.

Windows or Mac platforms.Live Classroom session. Online sessions.

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Sec. 508 + InDesign + PDF

Revised Date - August 28-30, Online only, late-start sessions

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

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Sec. 508 + Word + PDF

September 5-6, Classroom with online option, daytime

A core foundation class in our accessibility series. How to create accessible Word documents that export to compliant PDFs.
Windows or Mac platforms.Live Classroom session. Online sessions.

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Sec. 508 Accessible PDFs

September 19, Classroom with online option, daytime

Learn to check, remediate, and validate PDFs for compliance with Sec. 508 accessibility requirements. This is a core foundation class in our accessibility series.
Windows or Mac platforms.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. 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, Communication Central.Communication Central's Be a Better Freelancer annual conference will be in Rochester NY, September 21-22, 2018. 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, 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 12-16, 2018. 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.

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 was in Washington, DC on January 29. Sessions focused on various PDF technologies for government workflows, including archiving and accessibility. 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.

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.

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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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