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The AcceDe project. Accessibility and PDF, an open diffusion of knowledge by private firms

Speaker(s) : Sébastien Delorme
Language : Français Level : Newbie Nature : Showcase
Date : Tuesday 6 July 2010 Schedule : 15h40 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: Bat. A22 - Amphi Franklin
Transversal topics: Accessibility
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The AcceDe projects was born thanks to the gathering of nine big french firms around a common topic : accessibility of PDF documents. Starting from the fact that little or no communication agency are aware of accessibility, one of the AcceDe projects goals is transferring knowledge about accessibility of PDF documents.

Within with project, a lot of courses have been realized for communication agencies, graphical studios or freelances. The cumulated experience on accessibility of the PDF format permited to write complete white papers explaining how to make PDF documents accessible. The main goal for the partners of the project being to broadcast the knowldege so that other agencies can meet their needs, these papers are available freely and openly. The papers of the AcceDe projects will be available starting from June 2010.

This projects will be presented by Sébastien Delorme, technical chief of the AcceDe project.



About Sébastien Delorme

Sébastien Delorme is consultant for numeric accessibility in the Atalan firm. He plays part with advising and helping missions for clients like AREVA, Carrefour, Lafarge, Société Générale, SFR or SNCF. Sébastien is also in charge of teaching offers in Atalan and techincal chief for the AcceDe project.

With a Master degree in Management of Information Systems (IAE of Lyon and Grenoble), Sébastien is interested with standards and Web quality since several years. On the personal side, he is author of the Tentatives Accessibles blog, initiator of Planète Accessibilité and organisation member of Paris Web.

Finally, Sébastien is, since 2008, evaluation expert for AccessiWeb, referent expert for AccessiWeb 2.0 and member of the AccessiWeb working group.