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InDesign: Creating Accessible PDFs with WCAG 2.1

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 2 Days
Course Code: ADID302

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • create PDF content that is WCAG 2.1 AA, ADA, Section 508 & AODA compliant
  • author your InDesign documents with accessibility in mind
  • structure your documents for accessible export
  • use InDesign’s features to improve accessible PDF export
  • test your accessible PDF for compliance


Public Class Schedule

Location Language Date Price Register
Web-based(Opens in new window) English August 28th, 2024 $ 775.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English December 9th, 2024 $ 775.00

Course Outline

  • brief review
    • disabilities and assistive technologies
    • WCAG 2.1 and PDF/UA
  • designing with accessibility in mind
    • from source files to InDesign to PDF
    • what are the main accessibility issues with your content?
  • 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
  • exporting and testing
    • exporting with accessibility options enabled
    • testing the resulting PDF for accessibility
    • repairing issues in the source file when possible

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.

Required Technical Set-Up for Remote Online Participation
  • 2 monitors or screens. If you don’t have a second monitor connected to your primary computer, you could use a second computer such as a laptop. 1 screen is used to watch the instructor, the second is for you to perform the exercises.
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Google Chrome preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
  • Speaker & microphone, either built-in to your computer or external
  • For complete set-up information, please visit our web based manual
Our Policies

Registration Information

Classes are from 9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Registrations are accepted in the order they are received.

Payment Options & Guidelines

We accept the following forms of payment: Visa and MasterCard

FlexPass Booking & Cancellation Policy

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. will make every attempt to be flexible in regard to class cancellations and rescheduling. In an attempt to ensure that everyone enjoys a consistent training experience, Eliquo offers the following policies.

Course Registration Terms

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made a minimum of six (6) business days prior to scheduled class. Changes must be made through the Student Support Centre. In the event that a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you can reserve a seat in the next available class. You will be notified of a class cancellation by email at least five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled class. Eliquo Training and Development Inc. also reserves the right to postpone or cancel a class at any time for just cause such as instructor illness or other environmental factors. Eliquo is not responsible for any error in the delivery of the email notice where the error is due to the recipient’s email client or service.

If an Individual FlexPass participant does not attend classes or does not provide the required cancellation request (as above), two (2) times or more in a single month, and the occurrence happens on two (2) occasions throughout the FlexPass term, the FlexPass may be terminated without a refund.

Eliquo Individual FlexPasses are designated for one person only. Any abuse of the engagement from code sharing or other instances of shared participation under one account will result in the FlexPass being terminated without a refund.

Eliquo reserves the right to limit class participant enrolment to ensure courses are delivered effectively. Most classes are limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

Eliquo's Individual FlexPass program is subject to any applicable taxes.

Classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Web-Based Training

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. requires that web-based class participants follow the supplied set-up and testing procedures a minimum of three (3) days in advance of their class start date in order to avoid technical issues on the day of their class.

Eliquo is not responsible for participants who are experiencing technical difficulties due to issues incurred on their own computer network(s).

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