We have over 10 years’ experience in training in creating accessible PDFs from Acrobat.
Having completed the 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).
Each delegate will receive a printed and bound course manual covering the entire course content (typically 100+ pages), including numerous links to essential free downloadable tools and other online resources, a WCAG 2.1 checklist and screen reader “cheat sheets”.
- Overview of the relevant standards (WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA)
- 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
- 10 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
- Introduction to scripting to solve accessibility problems
- Dealing with mathematical expressions
- Using axesPDF QuickFix
- 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 (additional time may be required if optional topics are covered)
- Prerequisites: none
Anybody wishing to know more about accessible PDFs should look no further.
Ted delivered fantastic PDF accessibility training that was engaging, knowledgeable and easy to follow.