Continuing Education/Training

Best Accessibility Practices for Moving from Paper Forms to Online Forms

Free two-hour workshop presented by Adobe and Microassist for DIR's Technology Today Series (TTS).


Best Accessibility Practices for Moving from Paper Forms to Online Forms

Thursday, October 3rd | Austin, Texas | 9:00 - 11:15 am 

DIR thanks Adobe and Microassist for presenting this valuable topic.


Creating accessible information workflows includes the art and science of making digital assets and resources perceivable and usable by everyoneBeing able to measure digital materials, as well as their delivery to the public, against internationally recognized accessibility standards (i.e., WCAG 2.0) and applicable agency, state and federal requirements is an important part of this process. These materials may include digital content such as websites, software and mobile applications, elearning, digital files (such as documents, presentations, spreadsheets), and other digital media, including video and audio assets.In this session we will begin with a printable PDF document and evolve it to an accessible web-based form in the cloud.  At each step the presenters will demonstrate the degree of accessibility and remediation techniques by performing both automated Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) assessments and manual test using the same assistive technologies as someone with a vision or mobility challenge would use. By the end of the presentation, participants will have a greater understanding of how a person reliant on assistive technology engages cloud-based interfaces and what is required to ensure compliance.

  1. Basics of Accessibility for Forms
  2. Demo that shows a before and after of the following:
  • Import PDF and convert to HTML
  • Run the accessibility test
  • Make corrections to form with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM )
  • Re-run accessibility test to show that forms now meets Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 206


  • Jeff Kline, Program Director - Statewide Accessibility, DIR
  • Chuong Nguyen, Architect, Adobe
  • Hiram Kuykendall, CTO, Microassist



This free educational presentation is intended for staff involved with information technology issues. It is open to employees of Texas state agencies and universities. Other levels of government are also welcome. (Pre-registration is required.)

Location & Parking

Commons Learning Center, Balcones ClassroomJ.J. Pickle Research Campus10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758Southwest corner of Burnet Road and Braker Lane

DIR will email confirmed registrants a parking pass before the event.


Register via online form

Return to this enrollment form to notify us of a cancellation should your plans change.  Seating is limited and we don't want any empty seats!

Additional Information

  • DIR serves and the educational sponsor of this event and will award continuing education credit:  2 IRM CPEs / 2 contact hours.
  • Contact Joy Bryant or Jeff Kline with questions
  • DIR is also hosting its fall conference, the

    DIR Technology Forum 2019,
     at the same location.  If you wish to sign up for the conference and attend afternoon sessions, register separately for that.

Date & Location

Date & Time

Thursday Oct 3, 2019
9:00am - 11:15am CDT


Commons Conference Center, Balcones Classroom

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