Accessible Document Specialist Content OutlineThe Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) Content Outline was created through public feedback on our Job Task Analysis in 2020.
- The ADS Pilot is taking place in November/December 2020.
- Pilot candidates have a strong background in accessible documents, remediation, and understanding standards and workflow.
- Pilot candidate feedback will help us shape the exam before opening to the public.
- Pilot exams are offered at 50% of the standard pricing and should a retake be necessary, are offered at no cost for one year.
- The ADS exam will be available to the public in the January/February 2021 Exam Session.
- Creating Electronic Documents (25%)
- Write accessible inclusive content
- Design, create, and assemble the final form documents that meet the needs of people with different types of disabilities
- Remediating Electronic Documents (25%)
- Implement alternative text or text equivalents in a remediation context
- Review and correct structure
- Remediate in final format
- Remediate in authoring format
- Use OCR (Optical Character Recognition/Test Character Recognition)
- Auditing and Testing Document Accessibility (25%)
- Identify and run automated testing processes to evaluate the conformance to standard
- Identify and run manual testing processes to evaluate the conformance to standard
- Identify the limitations of automated testing
- Perform tests with assistive technology
- Document Accessibility Planning and Training (15%)
- Create related reference guides and other instructional materials as needed
- Assist in the development of online and/or face-to-face trainings on digital accessibility topics for staff who create content
- Identify and provide training opportunities and resources
- Develop a workflow to streamline related processes, including web requests, document submissions, remediation, and approvals
- Document production plan for moving forward
- Identify automated processes that result in inaccessible documents
- Provide support related to accessibility
- Policy Promotion, Advocacy, and Advising (10%)
- Advise staff on organizational policy and best practices for creating accessible electronic documents
- Consult others about current relevant policies, regulations, standards, and practical aspects of accessibility as related to documents, audio and video files, and other web-based postings
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