David Berman Communications
web accessibilty training
David Berman Communications helps organizations get great things done, through the motivation and techniques they provide for applying strategy, design, ethics, and creative branding and communications to business problems. David Berman has over 25 years of experience in design and strategic communications, including accessible web design and software interface development. As an internationally-acclaimed expert speaker, facilitator, communications strategist, graphic designer, typographer and ethics chair, his thought-provoking speaking and professional development engagements have brought him to over 25 countries in the past few years.
Their team includes professionals delivering universal Web, Internet, and intranet design, branding, graphic design, content development, marketing, wayfinding, environmental design, and accessible programming.
David B. Berman is the author of Do Good Design). He is rated the number #1 speaker on speakermix.com worldwide on the topic of web accessibility. His books on how design can create a better world are available in four languages. David Berman is high level advisor to the United Nations on how accessible ICT can help fulfill the Millennium Development Goals, and a member of the ISO Standards Committee for accessible PDF. Web accessibility for persons with disabilities and deficits is our most practical example of how doing good is also good business, and so David Berman Communications has made it a specialty. That’s why governments in 4 countries, private sector and NGOs request their advice on what to do and how to do it.
David is a senior strategic consultant to many of Canada’s largest Web sites. His clients include IBM, the International Space Station, the Canadian government, the World Bank, and the Aga Khan Foundation.
David has been called the “David Suzuki of design”. Since 1984, David worked to establish a code of ethics which embraces social responsibility for designers throughout Canada. The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada ratified his draft nationally in May 2000, which has been adopted as an international model by Icograda, the world body for communication design.
He served as the first elected president of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, North America’s first accredited graphic design organization, from 1997 to 1999. He drafted the association’s constitution and Rules of Professional Conduct and authored Ontario’s accreditation examination section on ethics and professional responsibility. In 1999, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada named him a Fellow (the second youngest to have achieved Canada’s highest professional standing in this field) for his work on the Code of Ethics, accreditation and other national issues. In 2000, he was elected Vice-President Ethics of the Society, and has served as National Ethics Chair since 2002. Since 2005, he has been a Vice-President and Treasurer of Icograda, having been re-elected to a second term in October 2007. He is currently the Sustainability Chair. His work on implementing codes of ethics for national professional designers associations has spread internationally, including work in the USA (AIGA), Norway (Grafill), and Indonesia (adgi). Grafill made him a Lifelong Member for this work.
David Berman Communications is dedicated to realizing the potential of communicators to help improve the human condition and the global environment. The group helps local and international audiences align their professional and person values, recognize their power and stewardship role, then challenges them to apply their skills to help repair the World: honestly sharing messages the World desperately needs to hear, rather than messages crafted to mislead.