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Adobe InDesign: Creating Accessible PDFs with WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA  (ADID302)

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 2 Days

Compatible with CC


In this course, you will learn how to: Create PDF content that is WCAG 2.1 AA and PDF/UA compliant; Author your InDesign documents with accessibility in mind; Structure your documents for accessible export; Use InDesign features to improve accessible PDF export; Test your accessible PDF for compliance.


ADID201—Adobe InDesign: Advanced Styles and Long Documents and EWAW101—WCAG 2.1: Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or equivalents are mandatory.

Public Class Schedule

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Web-based(Opens in new window) English December 17 - December 18 $635.00

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Course Outline

  • Brief Review
    • Disabilities and assistive technologies
    • WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA
  • Designing with accessibility in mind
    • From source files to InDesign to PDF
    • What are the main accessibility issues with your content?
  • 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
  • Exporting and testing
    • Exporting with accessibility options enabled
    • Testing the resulting PDF for accessibility
    • Repairing issues in the source file when possible

Private training is available for this course.

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