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TRAINING: Adobe Acrobat 508 Accessibility (October 21, 2016)

Posted by Bret Peters on Aug 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM
Bret Peters

social-media-posting-adobe-acrobat-accessibility-deepdive-online-drucker.jpgThe Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Deep-Dive is a one-day hands-on course that covers how to make your documents 508 compliant and accessible by using tagging. Students are encouraged to bring their problematic documents to class for evaluation. This course can be taught using any version of Adobe Acrobat versions 9 through 11 and Microsoft Office 2007 through 2013 on Mac or PC.

Course Dates: October 21, 2016 (Online & DC)

Course Prerequisites

Prospective students should have the following:

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Course Objectives

  • Understand what making a document "accessible" really means
  • Use different techniques to evaluate accessibility
  • Understand Acrobat's underlying tagging language
  • Use different tools to quickly locate accessibility problems
  • Add structure to documents by creating tags and modifying role maps
  • Fix difficult to locate tagging errors in Acrobat documents

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction

  • About the course
  • What is Accessibility?
    • What is Section 508?
    • Meeting the standards of section 508
    • Adjusting a document to be accessible

Unit 2: Preventing Accessibility Problems before the Occur

  • Working with PDFMaker on Windows
  • Creating Accessible PDF files from Word (Windows)
  • Creating Accessible PDF files from Word (OS/X)
  • Creating Accessible PDF files from Excel (Windows)
  • Creating Accessible PDF files from Excel (OS/X)
  • Creating Accessible PDF files from Powerpoint (Windows)
  • Creating Accessible PDF files from Powerpoint (OS/X)
  • Creating Accessible PDF files from Adobe InDesign

Unit 3: Fixing Accessibility Problems

  • Testing for Accessibility Compliance
    • Verifying Tags
    • Tagging
    • Accessibility Quick Check
    • Accessibility Full Check
    • Reflow
    • Read out loud
  • Fixing Common Accessibility Problems
    • Document Tagging Demystified
      • Container Elements
      • Heading and Paragraph Elements
      • Label and List Elements
      • Special text elements
      • Table elements
      • Inline-level elements
      • Special inline-level element
    • Tools and techniques to help you fix tagging
      • The Tags panel
      • The Content panel
      • The Order panel
      • The Touchup Reading Order Tool
  • Troubleshooting Advanced Accessibility Problems
    • Resolving "content not contained in structure tree" errors
    • Fixing elements with Alt text that will never be read
    • Adjusting tag types
    • Running OCR on embedded images
  • Additional Tips and Techniques
    • Creating Tagged bookmarks

Topics: Adobe Acrobat, Online Training, Washington DC, Adobe, 508 Compliance

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