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Adobe Creating Accessible PDFs

One Day Course


This one-day course provides hands-on tuition in practical techniques for ensuring PDF documents created with Adobe InDesign conform to the latest legal and ethical requirements for accessibility. The course is aimed at those tasked with designing, creating and disseminating information in PDF format that can be read by everyone including people with visual and mobility impairments.

Delegates might be working in public sector bodies for which there are strict legal obligations when creating electronic documents intended for the public. They may also be working in industry or commerce and are therefore expected to ensure any PDFs they share with citizens of the EU and USA adhere to minimum legal standards of accessibility in those territories.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Learn the UK legalities and regulations around accessibility
• The tools and techniques for building accessibility into existing InDesign documents
• How to export the 'right kind' of PDFs
• How to test these PDFs for accessibility and correct problems using Acrobat DC
• Good practice

Delegates taking this course will be expected to know how to use Adobe InDesign to at least a basic level. Prior knowledge of Adobe Acrobat is not required.

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Course Outline

  • Legal background
    • UK public sector regulations
    • European Accessibility Act and EU directives
    • USA's Section 508
    • Ethical guidelines: UKAAF, WCAG 2.1

    Accessibility in PDF
    • What makes a PDF accessible?
    • How do people read accessible PDFs?
    • Complementary creative tools
    • Overview of the create + test + fix workflow
  • Enhance and optimise InDesign documents
    • Design basics: colour, fonts
    • Adding document metadata
    • Formatting structured lists
    • Ensuring a heading hierarchy
    • Inserting Alt text for pictures
    • Setting the Reading Order
    • Anchoring pictures
    • Making charts and graphs accessible

    Create and test accessible PDFs
    • PDF export settings
    • Testing accessibility in Acrobat
    • Fixing issues in Acrobat

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