About Shannon Kelly

PDF Document Accessibility Expert

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Shannon Kelly

Global Accessibility Solutions

Shannon Kelly is an Accessibility Subject Matter Expert, for more than a decade she has specialized in digital accessibility with a focus on PDF documents. Well versed in legislation and regulatory standards such as US Federal Government’s Sections 508 and 503 of Rehabilitation Act, Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act, Title II and Title III of the ADA and the technical and functional performance criteria of the WC3s WCAG 2.0, she has led, developed and participated in many accepted and utilized industry best practices for accessible and usable digital content. Shannon is also an expert on the standards for accessible document creation and legacy document conversion to accessible PDF formats. She has also focused on higher education and healthcare insurance industries and the US Federal government including Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Social Security Administration, and Department of Defense.

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Recent Speaking Engagements:

Automation and the Changing Landscape of Section 508: Government Digital Accessibility Event - December 2014 - Presentation slides available here: http://www.actuate.com/resources/assets/?articleid=33248 

PDF Accessibility Seminar – Charlotte, North Carolina – January 2014 – Highlight video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83DYQyxzJUc

PDF Accessibility Seminar – New York, NY – March 2014 – Accessible Presentation Slides available here: http://www.actuate.com/download/Actuate-Benefits-of-Proper-PDF-Tagging-Actuate-Seminar-NYC2014.pdf

CSUN 2014 – Video of Presentations are available here: http://www.actuate.com/resources/assets/?articleid=32947

ATIA 2014 – Accessible Presentation Slides available here: http://www.actuate.com/download/PDF-UA-What-Is-it-and-Why-It-Is-Relevant.pdf