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Designing with Accessibility in Mind Workshop

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9:00am – 12:00pm PDT

Free; advance registration required

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Learn the fundamentals of document accessibility directly from industry experts!

Join Cultural Partners Network organizations in a 3-hour workshop with certified digital accessibility trainers, Dax Castro and Chad Chelius, of Chax Training & Consulting, as they break down accessibility guidelines for designing more accessible content.

Participants will come away with a tactical understanding of accessibility guidelines, including proper color contrast, colorblind design best practices, how to generate effective alternate descriptions and additional design methods beyond the use of color alone to reduce cognitive barriers. Chax Training & Consulting trainers will review specific graphic examples of real-world content, such as: annual reports, event programs, promotional event graphics, newsletter campaigns, didactics, brochures, press releases, and more.

This training is geared towards staff at cultural organizations who create written content for external audiences. The goal is to ensure that content creators are empowered with an understanding of accessibility and how it applies to the tools they use and the methods for presenting content.

Opportunities with Q&A will occur throughout the training. This workshop will be recorded for internal purposes only.

Accessibility info:
ASL interpretation and automatically generated captioning will be provided. Please indicate on your registration form if there are additional accessibility features you will need to participate. Our team will make every effort to accommodate all requests by July 18, 2022.

Questions? Contact Steffi Morrison at


About Chax Training & Consulting

Chad Chelius, ACI, ADS is a trainer, author, consultant, and speaker. He began his career in the design and publishing industry. As an Adobe Certified Instructor and consultant, he teaches and advises on all Adobe print and web products, specializing in InDesign and InCopy workflows, Illustrator, automation, and PDF accessibility using InDesign, Word, and Adobe Acrobat.

Dax Castro, ADS is an award-winning, Adobe Certified PDF Accessibility Trainer and certified Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) with more than two decades of experience in the marketing and communications industry.


ArtsFund is grateful to WarnerMedia for supporting our work with the Cultural Partners Network.