Web Accessibility Training
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Accessible PDFs with Acrobat Pro

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Audience: Designers, content authors, marketing personnel, developers

This is a “hands-on” course is for anyone who creates PDF content for websites. When PDF first emerged it was not accessible to many people with disabilities. However, Adobe has invested heavily into making PDF technology capable of producing accessible content in a way that is compliant with WCAG. However, even though source documents can be prepared correctly, it is necessary to adjust the PDF directly. A USB key with tools and techniques are provided.

What You Will Learn:

  • WCAG Principles and Guidelines
  • Accessibility preferences in Acrobat
  • Adding Metadata
  • Set language in Document Properties dialog
  • Using Document Title
  • How to create artifacts
  • Adding alt text
  • Modifying/creating accessible tables
  • Intro to forms accessibility
  • Adding structure to a PDF document
  • Working with audio/video in a PDF
  • Using NVDA to check reading order and other functions
  • Reliable resources for PDF
  • What automated testing tools work and don’t work
  • Running an accessibility check


Basic experience with creating PDFs from source documents (such as MS Word or InDesign)

Why choose

Can Adapt
for accessibility training?

  1. We know the pulse of WCAG: Learn with a 15 year WCAG veteran, the longest serving Invited Expert on the WCAG standard.
  2. Hands-on experience with web developers: We have worked with webmasters from some of the largest organizations.
  3. Practical tools: Not “one-size-fits-all”, flexible relationships, customized to your website. Tons of tools, tips, tricks & resources.
  4. Dynamic and engaging training: Energetic, fun and interactive. Some courses include demos with persons with disabilities.
  5. Additional support: Each student get a free 30-minute telephone and/or email consult within one month of the course.


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