In today’s document-rich information age, coupled with our current remote working and social distancing reality, the need for businesses to accurately, quickly, and securely communicate with customers has never been greater.
Every person has a right to web accessibility regardless of auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, and visual challenges. As documents continue to the published to the web, it is imperative that organizations ensure ‘Universal Accessibility’ of those documents, legacy or otherwise.
Andy Young, Steve Cousins, Ricoh Global Product Managers and Ron Smith, Ricoh ATS WESS Support discuss this important topic and provide examples of how customer technologies are used to securely retrieve accessible content and how to:
- Meet accessibility requirements
- Transform legacy print-centric data streams into web-ready documents
- Best practices on how to prepare documents you are creating today for accessibility
Meet the Presenters
With over 25 years of print industry knowledge, Steve is an established leader and expert in all aspects of Print, Mail and CCM. Having worked for print service providers across Europe and the U.S., Steve brings a unique global perspective. Since joining Ricoh in 2016, Steve has led the development of a unified strategy for Ricoh's advanced CCM and inbound mail services within its Managed Services division. In his current position as Senior Global Software Product Manager in the Ricoh Global Production WorkFlow Software and Solutions division, Steve manages several diverse global software products delivering excellence to Ricoh customers across a broad spectrum of industries in the commercial print, in-plant, enterprise and transactional spaces.
After many years driving large scale systems integration for IBM, Ron spent 15 years in the Printing Systems Division before evolving into the Ricoh Senior Solutions Sales Architect and Product Manager, Production and expanding his responsibility into the Web Enablement Solutions Suite (WESS) products. Holding the worldwide responsibility for the WESS portfolio, Ron became a transforms champion, traveling extensively in Europe, India, Asia Pacific and South America, meeting with both customers and colleagues alike to provide guidance and support for Ricoh.
As the Global Software Product Manager for RICOH ProcessDirector, Andy specializes in critical communications and transactional workflows, providing product and business development leadership for both customers and Ricoh teams around the world. An entrepreneur at heart, Andy grew up with strong roots in the industry being raised in the family printing business. Later starting his own electronic publishing services company specializing in early applications of Adobe Acrobat and PDF technology, his business was acquired by IKON Office Solutions, now Ricoh USA. With a print career spanning 25+ years, Andy continues to drive high-value customer-centric workflow solutions for the Ricoh Global Production WorkFlow Software and Solutions division.