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TRAINING: Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Deep Dive (March 23, 2017)

Posted by Bret Peters on Mar 1, 2017 8:28:00 AM
Bret Peters

Concerned about 508 Compliance? The Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Deep-Dive is a one-day hands-on course that covers how to make your Adobe PDF documents accessible using tagging. Students are encouraged to bring their problem documents to class for evaluation. 

Class Dates: March 23, 2017 (1 Day) 
Location: Online or In-Person

Course Prerequisites

Prospective students should have the following:

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

Register for Acrobat Class!

Topics: Adobe Acrobat, PDF, Adobe, 508 Compliance, Accessibility, webmaster

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