Accessible PDFs from Foxit


We have over 15 years’ experience in training people how to create accessible PDFs. Having completed this course, you should be able to tag PDFs from scratch, or edit and finish PDFs created in InDesign or Word, and to then test them for accessibility against standards, using both automated accessibility checkers and multiple assistive technologies (not just screen readers).

Core topics

  • Workflow and how to approach the process of making PDFs accessible
  • Overview of the relevant standards
  • Applying document structure
  • Understanding both PDF reading orders
  • How to write appropriate alt text
  • Optimising infographics and other complex images for dyslexic and other print disabled users
  • Tables: from simple to complex
  • 6 must-know linking techniques
  • Navigation: tables of contents, bookmarks and page numbering
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Scanned documents
  • Document management 
  • Issues with browser plug-ins 
  • Benchmarking against standards
  • Testing with (and understanding the limitations of) automated accessibility checkers
  • Testing with multiple assistive technologies

Optional topic

  • Dealing with mathematical expressions


  • Audience: web editors, managers and publishers, graphic designers, academics, libraries and anyone needing to make PDFs fully accessible
  • Participants: we recommend a maximum of 6
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Prerequisites: none