Accessible PDF forms


This course covers all aspects of creating accessible PDF forms, from design and layout issues to tagging, scripting and testing. It is based on more than 10 years’ experience of accessible PDF form creation, including tagging and testing many hundreds of PDF-based exam papers. 

Please note that this course is based on creating forms using Acrobat Professional (“Acroforms”). It does not cover Adobe LiveCycle Designer forms.

Core topics

  • Optimising layouts for accessibility and usability
  • Creating accessible text fields, radio buttons, check boxes, dropdowns and buttons
  • Using simple scripts to enhance accessibility and usability (optional)
  • Tab order
  • Tagging
  • Validation
  • Standards compliance
  • Testing with multiple assistive technologies


  • Audience: anyone wishing to create accessible interactive PDF forms using Acrobat Professional
  • Participants: we recommend a maximum of 6
  • Duration: half a day
  • Prerequisites: none—although the course includes some basic scripting, no prior scripting knowledge is assumed or required

Course materials

Course materials include an illustrated, printed and bound course manual, and various handouts, “cheat sheets” and links to free tools and other online resources.

Terms and conditions

Please see our booking terms and conditions (PDF, 49KB).

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Client testimonials

It was a long way to travel for a course [Canada to London] but well worth it.

Tim Morrow, President, Nimbus Business Intelligence Solutions, Ontario

Ted’s expert knowledge proved invaluable in providing us with an understanding of not only how to use the tools within Adobe Acrobat Professional to create accessible PDF forms, but more importantly the concepts behind accessibility and how screen readers work with such software. The style of the training was relaxed and we were able to ask questions throughout. This is an excellent training course, which we would highly recommend. Thank you Ted!

Jacqui Cuthbert, University of Bradford