Xploration 2016

Meeting Accessible Document Delivery with High Speed Accessible Transforms

Title: Meeting Accessible Document Delivery with High Speed Accessible Transforms
: All Things Data
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 5th – 8:30am-9:20am
Room: Bonaire 2
Presenters: Greg Orton & Dennis Quon

What happens when the National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information and technology, and the U.S. Department of Education reach an agreement that requires Student Loan organizations to make student loan information accessible to blind Americans? Loan documents are system generated as a Print Description Language and documents must be set up in accessible PDF to alternate formats such as Braille or Large Print. We’ll take you on a journey from PCL to Accessible PDF and why post composition accessible remediation was the right answer to meet regulatory and turnaround requirements.

  1. How automated, high speed Print Transforms can transform large volumes of documents into Accessible Documents, accessible PDFs to meet regulatory requirements.
  2. How accessibility laws and regulations are pushing accessible disclosure of personal and private information to students that are blind, partially sighted or have a cognitive disability.

About the Presenters: 
Greg Orton is the IT Development Manager at Iowa Student Loan. The development team at Iowa Student Loan has been using Agile software development methodologies for nearly a decade. As a Developer then Technical Lead for several years, Greg has worked to build strong relationships with a foundation of trust between Product Owners and all members of the product development team. With a focus on Extreme Programing practices he has worked to improve the development and maintenance phases of the software lifecycle reducing development time and defect rate through Pair Programming, Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration.

Dennis Quon, EDP, leads the Document Accessibility Services business at Crawford Technologies, providing automated software and service bureau accessible document solutions to the visually and cognitively challenged. Dennis is also the past President of Xplor Canada (the electronic document association) and sits on Xplor International’s Association Board of Directors as Secretary. He has over 25 years of experience in the electronic document industry. He was previously with Gilmore Doculink, a transactional document provider as VP Sales for 21 years. Prior to that, Dennis was with Xerox Canada and the Canadian Federal Government.