Historic Environment Scotland
The amount of knowledge that’s communicated within the PDF courses is immense. A large subject area is broken down into bite-sized chunks and Ted explains skillfully the accessibility issues at hand and then walks participants through with practical examples. The workbooks and reference materials provided are a continual benefit to the teams I have sent through the courses. As an Accessibility Lead at a Public Sector Organisation I’m grateful that I can outsource this area of education to an expert willing to share knowledge so thoughtfully.
Mike Jousiffe, Digital Accessibility Lead, Historic Environment Scotland, UK
Washington University in St. Louis
As an office, we struggled to find something that could clearly outline how to make PDF accessible documents. We came across a couple pre-recorded trainings but wanted to find a live course where we could ask questions on things that were relevant to our work process. That’s when we came across Ted’s training through ADD. Everything about the course was wonderful. Not only did it cover what we thought we needed to learn, he informed us of so much more that we needed to do! All of his information was very digestible and easy to understand. He always made sure we felt comfortable with what was taught before moving on to the next item. There was a lot of valuable information, and the manual is a great reference for things we might forget along the way. We 100% recommend this course to anyone working in InDesign and Illustrator. Thank you Ted, you’re a wealth of knowledge!
Kayse Larkin, Senior Graphic Designer, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
As professionals in the design field, we thought we had a good understanding of accessibility, but this course opened our eyes to a whole new level of knowledge. Ted was not only knowledgeable but also skilled in delivering the content in an engaging and practical manner. We now feel equipped with a toolkit of techniques and strategies that we can apply to make digital content more inclusive and user-friendly for all. Highly recommended!
Rob Hulley, Nectar Creative, UK
University of California in San Francisco
I am so grateful to Ted for leading this course. As a frequent InDesign user new to accessibility practices, finding reliable, well-tested information has been incredibly difficult. In addition to the engaging lectures, Ted packaged everything into an approachable, user-friendly manual I still reference in my work. I recommend this course to any team curious about how they can make their design work more accessible for all. It’s truly invaluable to have access to a professional who has specialized in this skillset.
Shelby Ashbaugh, Graphic Designer, University of California in San Francisco, USA
In searching the internet for a class on PDF accessibility using InDesign, I found very few in-depth course offerings. I am so glad I found Ted’s class through ADD! Ted covers all the things I’d been struggling with in InDesign setup and some issues in PDF remediation as well. I appreciated the 4-hour/day format because I find it challenging to absorb 8 hours of new information in a day. Ted made the information digestible through his thoughtful and organized materials and delivery. The manual is a great reference now after the course that I refer to when I don’t remember what to do. I would 100% recommend this course to folks who use InDesign. So much is demystified.
Kerstin Svendsen, Graphic Designer, University of California in San Francisco, USA
I would thoroughly recommend this course. Ted covers everything you need to know about creating accessible PDFs with InDesign in a straightforward and methodical way. The exercises and examples he provides help to underline each lesson so that you truly learn as you go. With such a comprehensive course there is a lot to take in, but the detailed manual gives reassurance that if you forget something, it is all there to refer to. This course has given me the tools to offer a better service to my clients. Thank you Ted, for making the world of accessibility more accessible!
Your training on accessible report design was exceptional! It was evident that you possess a deep understanding of inclusive practices and a passion for creating accessible content. The way you presented the information was clear, engaging, and easy to follow. The practical examples and hands-on exercises allowed us to apply the concepts in real-time, enhancing our learning experience. Your expertise in addressing accessibility barriers and providing solutions was invaluable. You created a positive and inclusive environment, fostering active participation and encouraging questions. This training has equipped us with the necessary skills and knowledge to create reports that are inclusive, user-friendly, and accessible to all. Thank you for an outstanding learning opportunity!
Government Communication Office of the Republic of Slovenia
Before starting the course, I was afraid that I would not understand it well because English is not my primary language. However, Ted’s lectures were so clear and structured that there was no need to worry. He answered all the questions asked and his script is very well prepared. One of the best lectures I attended. Ted is a great lecturer and I’m glad I chose him.
This workshop was extremely beneficial and in depth. Ted covered everything from basic functions in InDesign, to creating a gold standard accessible PDF. I really appreciate all the time and effort he has put in to his work. I enjoyed Ted’s teaching method, as well as how open and receptive to questions and feedback he was during both training sessions. He was willing to answer our questions, and show us how to do tasks that weren’t necessarily in the manual. I think this workshop was truly fantastic. I can’t say enough how much I valued this experience.
We loved training with Ted! He took a very complicated task and broke it down for us into a comprehensive step by step process. Ted also took plenty of time to answer all our questions and adapt his teaching to help us get to grips with specifics in InDesign and Word. Ted is hugely experienced in this field and we would definitely recommend his training sessions to anyone wanting a comprehensive and in depth understanding of everything you need to consider. We finished feeling fully informed on all aspects of making our documents accessible.
I have worked with Ted Page many times over the last 10 years, mostly in production of accessible PDF documents on humanitarian action, disaster risk reduction and international cooperation. But he has also been a tireless provider of information and answers when I have just had questions about accessibility of information in general. Excellent service, always on time and in budget.
Our team made the right decision to do the accessibility training with Ted, even though it meant staying late due to the time difference with Australia. Not only that Ted is a gun at what he does, we also love his passion to advocate for people with disability. We absolutely love the course and it definitely opened our eyes as to what an accessible document entails. Our decision to do this course expanded our knowledge, as well as earning brownie points with our clients. We definitely wouldn’t hesitate to work again with Ted should the opportunity arise.
Ted is a brilliant trainer and an endless source of knowledge and information – I definitely feel I have learnt more on his training sessions than in all others we’ve attended put together! As an organisation we have completely transformed how we approach accessibility as a result of Ted’s support and I would 100% recommend for any organisation wanting to ensure the documents they produce are accessible to arrange training with the Accessible Digital Documents company.
Ted delivered fantastic training that was engaging, knowledgeable and easy to follow.
It is always a pleasure to work with Ted. There is nothing he doesn’t know about making communications accessible. He willingly shares his knowledge and expertise and has been an invaluable support to my team. He has helped us out on many occasions with tight deadlines and the standard of his work is always of the highest quality.
I am giving Ted Page and his accessibility classes a rave review and excellent marks on the evaluation. His training and instructors are second to none! Ted did an outstanding job pacing everything, seamlessly walking us through a breadth of information, and addressing our (endless) questions. I was very impressed, not only with his knowledge on the matter but also, with how cleverly he included lots of interesting related facts & funny anecdotes. The manual, which we received prior to the course, is an easy-to-read and detailed “bible” that explains how to get accessibility of information in publications right. I highly recommend!
I have been fortunate to collaborate with The Accessible Digital Documents Company on multiple occasions over several years. They have helped make our parent, teacher, and student guides accessible and also provided bespoke training and consultancy. I have mainly worked with Ted, who has been an absolute pleasure to work with. At UniTasterDays, we keep going back to Ted time and time again for his expertise in making our PDF documents accessible for various projects and sharing purposes. The communication has been excellent, and the delivery has always been timely. Fantastically consistent work – time and time again – thank you.”
A huge thanks to Ted and the team for their ongoing guidance and support as we look to modernise our suite of forms to ensure they are fully accessible now and can be easily maintained for the future. My team and colleagues were not only impressed by the training and support Ted provided, which has equipped them with the technical and theoretical knowledge to drive our programme of changes forward, but by the infectious enthusiasm he displayed as an advocate for accessible design and the good practise which improves inclusion across public services.
Ted helped us to turn a very complicated document into a fully accessible PDF version. The outcome was great! It was a pleasure working with Ted and we learned a lot through this process about what has to be considered if you want to make your PDF files accessible.
The [PDF] training was motivating, inspiring, interesting and informative. Ted’s proven knowledge was delivered in a comfortable manner, with easy explanations helping to engage delegates fully with the subject matter.
After searching the internet finding so much conflicting information about accessibility requirements it was great to have all the information and guidance we’d ever need in one place, provided and delivered by Ted at a very logical, understandable level and pace that we felt comfortable with. The training was thorough and relevant, with lots of real life examples which made it easier to relate to in our day to day work. Our whole team benefitted considerably from it. This course is an absolute must for any creative agency working with clients in both the public and private sectors to create any publications and all types of forms.
Anybody wishing to know more about accessible PDFs should look no further.
Very thorough and well explained. Ted takes the time to make sure you have followed and understood each stage before he moves on to the next. He welcomes questions and takes the time to answer them fully. During Covid-19 lockdown, Ted has made the move from face-to-face group training to Zoom-based training very efficiently. Having experienced both, I think they were both excellent formats. Ted bonds well with his trainees and takes care to pace the training and break-times so that everyone can maintain their focus and get the most out of the course.
Ted provided a range of training for Arts Council of Wales staff encompassing creating accessible documents in MS Word and more specialist training for our graphic designer on ensuring accessibility in design packages such as Adobe Acrobat and InDesign. The training he provided has been transformative, leading to the setting up of new templates and practices within the organisation. We look forward to building on this foundation to make all our published material as accessible as possible for as wide a range of audiences as we can.
Incredibly useful courses. All the elements were explained really clearly and the manuals provided are a great resource.
Ted has turned even the most complicated of our application forms into accessible PDFs, on time and within budget. A first class service!
They’ve quickly, efficiently and cheerfully turned PDFs designed purely for print into ones that a wide range of people can use on the web.
I was a little daunted at the prospect of a full day’s course on creating accessible PDFs from InDesign, but I needn’t have worried. The process was interesting and thorough covering every aspect in a clear and simple way. The additional materials that you take away are invaluable with step by step instructions to follow. Ted’s experience is excellent and made what at times is a very complex process so much clearer.
Durham County Council
Just writing to thank you for delivering such a valuable and helpful course on pdf accessibility for my team. This is the 3rd course that you have delivered for us and the feedback from each of them has been excellent. My team have found it very helpful indeed and spoke very highly of your teaching method in delivering the course. Your knowledge and experience in this subject have been invaluable for us, you have made a difficult subject much clearer for everyone who attended. Your help has been greatly appreciated
Really enjoyed the training, having been using Google in an attempt to self-teach myself – this course showed me the correct way to do things and answered lots of questions, it also assured me that some of what I was doing was right and the areas where my knowledge was lacking! I liked the mix of theory and practical, the background and ‘rules’ around accessibility, mixed with the ‘how do you do…’ it was a good balance. The trainer was friendly and extremely knowledgeable – he certainly knows his stuff!
An intensive full day course with a very knowledgeable teacher. When I saw that the class was 8 hours, I assumed that we would not need all the time allocated… How wrong I was! We worked flat out with only short breaks, it was the most intense training course I’ve had in years. And it was excellent. Ted did a great job of covering a huge amount of information in a digestible way. I really felt it was great value and I learned a huge amount.
Local Government Association
I thoroughly enjoyed this virtual workshop. I initially had doubts about using Zoom to deliver the workshop though these were quickly dispersed. Going forward my preference will be to do all workshops by way of Zoom. Ted’s knowledge on the subject of accessibility is amazing. His delivery was pitched at exactly the right level and I felt I could ask questions whenever needed. I left the workshop thoroughly energised and ready to put my new found knowledge into practice.
Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN)
I found the workshop very informative and enjoyable. I was aware of some accessibility concepts to some degree, but this opened my eyes. I learnt a lot and also saw some aspects in a very new light. As well as learning about accessible documents, I also learnt a lot about how Microsoft Word is set up and some very useful techniques that can be applied in the programme. I enjoyed learning a new way of working and that I came away with a lot of food for thought. I also thought Ted was a very knowledgeable and likeable trainer, and he had some interesting nuggets and stories to share. Ted also kindly agreed to change from a face-to-face class to an online class to accommodate us.
Ted’s knowledge and experience in the industry is incredible and so too was his ability to make an otherwise complex subject matter exciting and interesting. Thank you.
The accessible PDF course was excellent. The training was clearly delivered and tailored to meet our needs. Ted’s experience and knowledge has equipped us with the ability, understanding and confidence to create PDFs in an accessible way.
Ted delivered Creating Accessible Documents training to staff from a variety of backgrounds and departments in Sense and all found it a really interesting session, which stimulated lots of discussion and made everyone feel more confident about generating documents that will meet the needs of the people we support. We would thoroughly recommend the training to others.
Ted’s expertise and experience has saved us from making expensive and time consuming mistakes as well as guiding us to producing great PDFs that everyone can use.