Karlen Communications
Publications and Services

Karlen Communications offers consulting and training for Accessible Document design (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF). as well as strategic planning for organizations implementing inclusion. As someone who believes in the rights of those of us with disabilities, I also consult on creating more inclusive communities with a focus on creating an Global Inclusive Education Standard.

You can purchase the following books written by Karen McCall, available in tagged PDF format. This is the only format available and it is accessible to people using adaptive technology. You do have the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book if you want for your own use. The purchase of one copy of the book is for individual use only. Multiple copies can be purchased for organizations.

Accessible and Usable PDF Documents: Techniques for Document Authors Fourth Edition

First published in 2005, the fourth edition of this book by Karen McCall provides tips, techniques and information on how to remediate PDF documents to meet compliance standards. The book features step-by-step instructions with images on how to remediate PDF documents to be accessible. Chapters include: Tags Panel, Order Panel and the TouchUp Reading Order tool, Content Panel, Repair Techniques in Acrobat, who are those of us with disabilities, types of adaptive technology, accessible document design basics, accessible fillable forms (including information on form design), AEM Form Designer, Redacted legal content and strategies for end-user testing.

ISBN: 978-0-9868085-3-1

pp. 1022

Price: $65.00 USD

The book is a tagged PDF with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

The book can be purchased using a credit card through the PubCom.com Digital Bookstore, or by invoice/PO directly by e-mailing/calling Karlen Communications.

PubCom.com will be selling all new books by Karen McCall!. These are books published in 2017 and beyond.

Styles in Word: A Primer for Accessible Document Design

Styles in Word is a primer for anyone starting in the field of accessible document design or accessible document remediation. The book guides you through the different types of Styles in Word and how to use them effectively to optimize a Word document for accessibility and reduce barriers encountered by those of us with disabilities. The last part of the book provides instructions on how to add Alt text to images, create contextual links and optimize data tables for accessibility.

ISBN: 978-0-9868085-9-3

pp: 309

Price: $28.00 USD

Publication date: May 2017

The book is a tagged PDF with the ability to print a page, chapter or the entire book.

The book can be purchased using a credit card through the PubCom.com Digital Bookstore, or by invoice/PO directly by e-mailing/calling Karlen Communications.

Older publications can only be purchased from me by invoice or PO.

Complete list of Karen's publications.

PDF and Office Documents Remediation Services

Karlen Communications provides PDF remediation services for PDF document and forms NOT created using Adobe InDesign.

Karlen Communications provides remediation services for Microsoft Office documents including Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Contact us for a quote for PDF and/or Word, PowerPoint or Excel remediation!

Online and On-Site Training

Karlen Communications provides consulting on the development of a strategy leading to organizations or departmental policies on accessible document design.

Karlen Communications offers on-site training if you are in Canada. If you are outside of Canada, we offer web based online training. We customize training to meet your needs. Training focuses on the following topics:

Contact us for a quote on training!