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Adobe Acrobat Pro: Accessible PDFs with PDF/UA and WCAG 2.1  (ADAC301)

If you are using Adobe Acrobat DC, the required course is Adobe Acrobat DC: Accessible PDFs with PDF/UA and WCAG 2.0.

If you are required to create accessible PDF Forms (AcroForms) and you are using Adobe Acrobat DC, the required course is Adobe Acrobat DC: Accessible PDF Forms (AcroForms) with PDF U/A and WCAG 2.0. If you are using Adobe Acrobat Pro, the required course is Adobe Acrobat Pro: Accessible PDF Forms (AcroForms) with PDF U/A and WCAG 2.0.

InDesign Users: If you are planning on publishing accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign, the required course is Adobe InDesign: Creating Accessible PDFs with PDF U/A and WCAG 2.0.

Time: 9am - 4pm
Duration: 2 days

Compatible with 8, 9, X, XI

Description:

In this course, you will learn how to: Make existing PDFs more accessible; Comply with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines; Comply with the PDF/UA specification; Add accessibility features from the source document when possible; Evaluate accessibility and compliance and repair issues.

Prerequisites:

ADAC101—Adobe Acrobat Pro for Desktop and Mobile and EWAW101—WCAG 2.1: Understanding the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or equivalents are mandatory.

This course is currently available in another city, on demand or for private classes only. Call us at 888.484.2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form and we will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to your availability.

Course Outline

  • Brief review
    • Types of disabilities
    • Assistive technologies
    • WCAG 2.1
  • Assistive tools in Acrobat Pro and Adobe Reader
    • Accessibility preferences
    • Replacing document colours
    • Using the Read Out Loud feature
    • Using keyboard navigation
    • Using auto scroll
    • Using the Reflow view
  • PDF/UA
    • What is PDF/UA?
    • Comparing PDF/UA and WCAG 2.1
    • Which should you use?
    • Achieving conformance for both
  • Version and Conformance
    • Document requirements
    • Technology requirements
  • PDF/UA 7.1 General
    • Tagging content
    • Creating artifacts
    • Flickering content, contrast, colour, formatting and layout
    • Document title requirements
    • Working with scanned documents
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF/UA 7.2 Text
    • Logical reading order
    • Character encoding
    • Natural language
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF/UA 7.3 Graphics
    • Tagging graphics
    • Creating artifacts
    • Providing alternative text
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF/UA 7.4 Headings
    • Permissible headings
    • Heading structure
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF/UA 7.5 Tables
    • Proper use of tables
    • Table structure
    • Table heading requirements
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • PDF/UA 7.6 Lists
    • Proper use of lists
    • List structure
    • List requirements
    • Related WCAG criteria and techniques
  • Other PDF/UA and WCAG 2.1 requirements
    • Page headers and footers
    • Footnotes and references
    • Articles
    • Navigation
    • Annotations (i.e. comments and links)
    • Use of fonts
  • Creating PDFs with accessibility in mind
    • Working with authoring tools such as Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word
    • Structuring your document in the source file
    • Exporting with accessibility options enabled
    • Testing the resulting PDF for accessibility
    • Understanding and repairing issues in Acrobat Pro

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

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