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Adobe Acrobat DC: Accessible PDF Forms (AcroForms) with PDF U/A and WCAG 2.1  (ADDC307)

If you are creating accessible forms in Adobe LiveCycle Designer, the required course is LiveCycle Designer: Accessible PDF Forms with WCAG 2.1.

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 3 Days

Compatible with DC


In this course, you will learn how to: Make existing PDFs more accessible; Comply with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines; Comply with the PDF U/A specification; Add accessibility features from the source document when possible; Ensure compliance of form elements and processes; Evaluate accessibility and compliance and repair issues.


EWAW101—WCAG 2.1: Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, ADDC101—Adobe Acrobat DC for Desktop and Mobile and ADDC306—Adobe Acrobat DC: Creating PDF Forms (AcroForms) for Desktop and Mobile or equivalents are mandatory.

Public Class Schedule

Location Language Date Price Register
Web-based(Opens in new window) English September 28 - September 30 $895.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English November 9 - November 11 $895.00

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Course Outline

  • Brief review
    • Types of disabilities
    • Assistive technologies
    • WCAG 2.1
  • Assistive tools in Acrobat DC and Adobe Reader
    • Accessibility preferences
    • Replacing document colours
    • Using the Read Out Loud feature
    • Using keyboard navigation
    • Using auto scroll
    • Using the Reflow view
  • PDF U/A
    • What is PDF U/A?
    • Comparing PDF U/A and WCAG 2.1
    • Which should you use?
    • Achieving conformance for both
  • Version and Conformance
    • Document requirements
    • Technology requirements
  • PDF U/A 7.1 General
    • Tagging content
    • Creating artifacts
    • Flickering content, contrast, colour, formatting and layout
    • Document title requirements
    • Working with scanned documents
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.2 Text
    • Logical reading order
    • Character encoding
    • Natural language
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.3 Graphics
    • Tagging graphics
    • Creating artifacts
    • Providing alternative text
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.4 Headings
    • Permissible headings
    • Heading structure
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.5 Tables
    • Proper use of tables
    • Table structure
    • Table heading requirements
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.6 Lists
    • Proper use of lists
    • List structure
    • List requirements
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • Other PDF U/A and WCAG 2.1 requirements
    • Page headers and footers
    • Footnotes and references
    • Articles
    • Navigation
    • Annotations (i.e. comments and links)
    • Use of fonts
  • Creating PDFs with accessibility in mind
    • Working with authoring tools such as Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word
    • Structuring your document in the source file
    • Exporting with accessibility options enabled
    • Testing the resulting PDF for accessibility
    • Understanding and repairing issues in Acrobat DC
  • Working with form elements
    • Choosing the right controls
    • Tagging form elements
    • Associating labels to controls
    • Tabbing order and keyboard navigation
    • Providing tooltips and screen reader text
    • Field restrictions such as required fields and formatting
    • Working with user input and providing feedback
    • Working with actions
    • Related PDF/UA and WCAG documentation

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

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