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Adobe Acrobat Pro: Accessible PDFs with PDF U/A and Section 508  (EWAW504)

Time: 9am - 4pm
Duration: 2 days

Compatible with 8, 9, X, XI

Description:

In this course, you will learn how to: Make existing PDFs more accessible; Comply with Section 508 legislation; Comply with the PDF U/A specification; Add accessiblity features from the source document when possible; Evaluate accessibility and compliance and repair issues

Prerequisites:

ADAC101—Adobe Acrobat Pro for Desktop and Mobile and EWAW501—Understanding Section 508 or equivalents are mandatory.

This course is currently available in another city, on demand or for private classes only. Call us at 888.484.2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form and we will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to your availability.

Course Outline

  • Brief review
    • Types of disabilities
    • Assistive technologies
    • Section 508
  • Assistive tools in Acrobat Pro 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, WCAG and Section 508
    • Which should you use?
    • Achieving conformance for all
  • 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 Section 508 criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.2 Text
    • Logical reading order
    • Character encoding
    • Natural language
    • Related Section 508 criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.3 Graphics
    • Tagging graphics
    • Creating artifacts
    • Providing alternative text
    • Related Section 508 criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.4 Headings
    • Permissible headings
    • Heading structure
    • Related Section 508 criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.5 Tables
    • Proper use of tables
    • Table structure
    • Table heading requirements
    • Related Section 508 criteria and techniques
  • PDF U/A 7.6 Lists
    • Proper use of lists
    • List structure
    • List requirements
    • Related Section 508 criteria and techniques
  • Other PDF U/A, WCAG 2.1 and Section 508 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 Pro

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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