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AODA / Web accessibility course tour continues Jul 16, 2014: participate from anywhere!

Capture from David Berman speaking on web accessibilityOur AODA tour on The New Standard on Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 for people with disabilities continues with Ottawa on July 16, 2014 (at Carleton University’s beautiful River Building: thank you READ!), and Toronto in Spring 2014. Attend in person or remotely.

Our courses completely cover the new standards (updated for Acrobat XI, Office 2013, and InDesign 6) … as how to achieve them in HTML, PDF, Word, InDesign, PowerPoint, and your apps …learn David’s secrets to meet the deadlines, expand your audience, improve your SEO … and do the right thing.  More about accessibility courses

Register for July 16 in Ottawa  (or bring us on-site if you prefer).

Made possible by our beloved hosts and sponsors: Carleton University’s READ Initiative.

AODA / Web accessibility course tour continues Toronto Nov 8, Ottawa July 16, 2014

Capture from David Berman speaking on web accessibilityOur AODA Ontario tour on The New Standard on Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 for people with disabilities continues with Toronto City on November 8 (part of RGD Ontario Design Thinkers 2013!) and Ottawa on July 16, 2014 (at Carleton University’s beautiful River Building: thank you READ!).

Our courses completely cover the new standards (updated for Acrobat XI, Office 2013, and InDesign 6) … as how to achieve them in HTML, PDF, Word, InDesign, and PowerPoint …learn David’s secrets to meet the deadlines, expand your audience, improve your SEO … and do the right thing.  More about accessibility courses

Register for November 8 in Toronto or July 16 in Ottawa  (or bring us on-site if you prefer).

Made possible by our beloved hosts and sponsors: Carleton University’s READ Initiative, RGD Ontario.

CBC interview: July 25

Logo of CBCDavid was interviewed by Hallie Cotnam on CBC Radio’s morning show on July 25, 2013 regarding “Accessible web sites” and the federal and provincial government deadlines for them. When we design for the extremes, everyone benefits.

Listen to the interview on CBC’s web site

Ethics In Graphic Design blog: “Take The Pledge”

Photograph of girl scouts taking the three finger pledge.Eileen MacAvery Kane writes on her Ethics in graphic deisgn blog “Take the Pledge” about the recently released new edition of David’s book “Do Good Design.” Along with its release he has asked graphic designers around the world to take the pledge and:

1. Be true to their profession

2. Be true to themselves

3. Use 10% of their professional time to create a better place

“There’s a potential for 8 million hours of time from designers that can be devoted to doing good,” says Berman and he has already received over 112,540 hours in pledges. Read the entire post … or her entire blog: it rocks!

2013 English edition of Do Good Design released April 2013

Do Good Design 2013 edition book coverThe new edition of Do Good Design launched Earth Day 2013 on April 22. Updated content, better printing, 100% postconsumer papers, and a few fixes… :) Thank you Nancy, Michael, Jason, Tracy and all our dedicated experts at Peachpit and Moore-Langen and Mohawk Papers, and Khadija and Cynthia and Trevor and Mo and Ben and Steven and Paul and Alan and Dad and our entire diligent team for helping produce our best book ever. Available now at Amazon and your local independent bookstore! More about Do Good Design

Do Good Design 2013 edition press release

Design Edge Canada news about 2013 Edition Earth Day launch: New ‘Do Good Design’ edition sports eco-friendly pages or download the pdf PDF icon[148 kb]

David accepts chair appointment from Carleton University’s READ Initiative

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Carleton University’s READ Research, Education, Accessibility and Design Initiative announced Nov 22 that David Berman will be serving a two-year appointment as chair of the Carleton Access Network, a new committee on accessible information technology.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have David Berman join the READ team as chair of our new committee on information technology and to begin our new collaboration by hosting his renowned one day workshop here at Carleton,” said Dean Mellway, acting director of the Read Initiative.

David says he’s “thrilled to be part of making Carleton the most accessible university on Earth”.

Press release: Carleton University Newsroom press release

Charlatan coverage: Coverage in Carleton University student newspaper

Good Magazine’s “The Fact That Changed Everything: David Berman and Do Good Design”

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Carren Jao writes in her Good magazine article “The Fact That Changed Everything: David Berman and Do Good Design” about the revelation David wants to share with the 2 million designers around the world.

“I was sitting with my father and talking about the idea of how social action is not optional and how to use one’s professional life to leave a legacy of goodness,” says Berman. “And we figured out that 95 percent of designers that have ever lived are alive right now.” Read the entire article … or their entire Web site: it rocks!

David on CBS-TV news about design aiding community

Still image from David Berman WTOC Savannah interview

After keynoting at Design Ethos 2012 in Savannah Georgia, David was interviewed by WTOC, the local CBS affiliate. Savannah College of Art and Design gathered city planners, community leaders, and urban and graphic designers from around the world as part of this remarkable conference that included a three-day “Do-ference”. They designed ways to revitalize the 22 block stretch of Savannah’s Waters Avenue.

WTOC-TV news story on the Savannah revitalization project

Video of WTOC-TV news coverage of Design Ethos conference revitalization project (10MB, MP4)

Davids Design Edge Blog on this project

David speaks on Web accessibility March 21 eve at EAC

David gives a passionate presentation Wednesday evening March 21, 2012 about how making your site more accessible for people with disabilities and difficulties will expand your audience, drive down costs, and feel great too! Only 10 bucks and for a good cause: the Editors’ Association of Canada!

Wednesday March 21, at Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, 88 Albert Street, Ottawa: doors open at 7pm with the presentation from 7:30 til 9. Seating is limited. More about this EAC event.

If you can’t join us, please do keep this in mind: when we design for the extremes, everyone benefits.

And thank you to Carl Stieren for making it happen!

AODA / Web accessibility course tour continues in Ottawa October 25, Toronto…

Capture from David Berman speaking on web accessibility

Nine-city AODA Ontario tour on The New Standard on Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 for people with disabilities. Our courses completely cover the new standards (updated for Acrobat XI, Office 2013, and InDesign 6) … as how to achieve them in HTML, PDF, Word, InDesign, and PowerPoint …learn easy steps to meet the deadlines, expand your audience, improve your SEO … and do the right thing.  More about accessibility courses

Join us on October 25 in Ottawa or for future dates in Ottawa, Hamilton, Cornwall, Toronto (or bring us on-site if you prefer). From November 7, 2012 onward…

Made possible by our amazing hosts and sponsors: Carleton University’s READ Initiative, St. Lawrence College, Design Edge magazine, RGD Ontario.

Accessibility courses: Ottawa, New York, Toronto, Winnipeg, Boston, San Francisco, Washington

Capture from David Berman speaking on web accessibility

Everyone’s talking about the new Standard on Web Accessibility, Section 508, AODA and WCAG 2.0 accessibility for people with disabilities and difficulties. We’ve got two courses (and manuals) that completely cover the new standard as well as how to achieve it in HTML, PDF, Word, InDesign, and PowerPoint …learn easy steps to meet the deadlines, expand your audience, improve your SEO … and do the right thing. More about accessibility courses

Venue: Ottawa (Accessible PDF at Adobe), New York, Toronto, Winnipeg, Niagara Falls, Boston, San Francisco, Washington!

Keynoting at 4ttu 2011, Guinness – Dublin, Nov 17

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TerminalFour chose David to keynote at their 2011 t44u Global User Summit, at the Guinness Storehouse brewery in Dublin, Ireland. The 2011 theme was “extending your reach”, and David spoke on the role of Web developers and designers in creating a more sustainable, accessible online world … and raised a few pints!

Biotechnology Day, 2011 IDA Congress

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The IDA Congress in Taipei, Taiwan brought together three global bodies of designers to Taipei for the largest global design conference ever. David moderates on Biotechnology Day. As Sustainability Chair, he also presented the global sustainability standard at Icograda’s General Assembly.

Perfecting your Web Strategy 2.0 | Ottawa

Perfecting Your Web Strategy 2.0 by David Berman

Join David, and Jeff Braybrook from Blueprint, to start where every Web project should: not with graphic design sketches or new technologies, but rather by investing time to decide what you need to achieve, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll know when you’ve succeeded. Strategy course

Designing With A Purpose – Norway Design Council

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At the invitation of The Norwegian Design Council in cooperation with GRAFILL and KHIO, David will be in Oslo, Norway on September 22, 2011 delivering the seminar Developing Your Sustainable Project Strategy: Quadruple-Bottom Line Design Thinking.

Vint Cerf on Do Good Design

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Vint Cerf, Vice President at Google (and father of the Internet) sent David an email on April 18th in which he told him: “I found great resonance with your ideas. I’ve sent copies of Do Good Design to a number of friends.” (Photo by Charles Haynes)

David’s Do Good Indonesia tour

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The Do Good Indonesia starts in Jakarta May 27 2011 with a speech on social responsibility and branding, then moves on to Yogyakarta and Bali through June 5.

Libeskind selects Berman for refugee monument

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World-reknowned architect Studio Daniel Libeskind selected us for the graphic design and typography for his Wheel Of Conscience monument in memory of the passengers of the M.S. St. Louis (Jan. 20 2011 unveiling, Pier 21, Halifax). More

Develop your Web & print strategy | March 30

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Join David March 30, 2011 to start where every Web and print project should: not graphic design sketches, sharp writing or new technologies, but rather by investing time to decide what you want to achieve, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll know when you’ve succeeded. More | Register

David keynotes at edUi in Virginia | Nov 8

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Beyond Green: Sustainable design, goes beyond the environment. Join David as he launches an inspiring presentation to open the 2010 edUi Conference located in historic Charlottesville, VA. The conference theme is taking professional web development skills to the next level. David provides innovative thinking and provokes us to ask the big questions about our worldly contributions. By the end of this decade most humans will be online. What will we choose to share with them: our style addictions … or ideas the world really needs to share? We can change the world.

Aug 10 webinar | Making The Planet Your Client | David Berman, R.G.D. Ontario

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In this webinar, David Berman R.G.D. presents a broad and courageous definition of sustainable design. As David says, “Sustainable design: it goes beyond the environment. 95% of the designers who have ever lived are alive today, and so it’s up to us to decide what our profession will be about. We live in a time of great fragility, yet there has never more hope, and designers have never had so much power. For the majority of humanity the Internet remains a rumour, but by the end of this decade most humans will be online. What will we choose to share with them: our style addictions or ideas the world really needs to share? We can change the world. Let me share my passion: let me tell you how. Don’t just do good design, do good! Register

segdDESIGN reviews Do Good Design

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Sue Gould’s review of Do Good Design is featured in the latest issue of segdDESIGN Magazine. In it, she writes: “His selected visual examples are brilliant, many are funny, and they go way beyond they usual indictments of sexism to address the selling of cigarettes, beer, wine, clothes …” (local copy 118KB PDF)

Do Good Design wins place in “Design At Work” show opening May 10 in Ottawa

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Do Good Design just won a spot in RGD Ontario’s “Design At Work” show, which will be on display at 350 Albert Street in Ottawa May 9-22, 2010, official opening May 10 at 6 pm. The annual “Design At Work” exhibition travels across Ontario throughout the year. Great news for the book whose story began in David’s hometown of Ottawa and whose journey continues globally! (Korean and Russian editions coming soon!)