The New Standard on Accessibility: Leaving No Content Behind Online with David Berman.

Presented by the Center for Plain Language

Most websites handle basic trouble spots like people using old browsers. But corporate and government professionals as well as consultants could use a hand when it comes to understanding the importance of new and emerging accessibility standards for the web. From the content to the design to how your site works, accessibility is a critical component of a successful site.

Web sites that don’t address the needs of people with disabilities fail to deliver the promise of a “Web for all.” That’s bad for a democratic society and bad for business.

Join us May 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. as internationally recognized expert David Berman leads a workshop to help make your site more accessible. He’ll talk about current standards and guidelines.

At this workshop, you’ll learn “about” and “how-to.” You’ll learn how to make your current sites more accessible by complying with current standards and guidelines such as

  • why accessibility matters to everyone, not just people with disabilities
  • which disabilities are helped by accessible design
  • how assistive technologies work
  • how accessibility helps your bottom line
  • which regulations apply to accessibility

Registration is closed.

Registration info

May 10, 2016
12:00 networking (light refreshments)
12:30 – 3:30 workshop

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045


  • member $175 USD
  • non-member $250 USD
  • govt/non-profit $200 USD
  • CEUs $150 USD (additional)

Registration Dates
Registration is closed.

Who is David Berman?

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David Berman is a rock star presenter who challenges and entertains in equal measure. A speaker not to be missed.Neil James, President of PLAIN

David is an author, expert speaker, designer, and communications strategist. He has more than 30 years of experience and has worked extensively in e-accessibility and inclusive interface design.

David is an Invited Expert to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the publishers of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for e-accessibility. His clients include IBM, Honda, the International Space Station, the World Bank, Sierra Club and the Aga Khan Foundation.

His work includes award-winning projects in the application of plain language, typeface design, and the development of a system to republish the laws of Canada in plain writing and design.