InDesign: Creating Accessible PDFs with WCAG 2.1 is a Hands-On, 2-Day Online Course

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 April 25 - April 26 $ 775.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English August 28 - August 29 $ 775.00
Web-based(Opens in new window) English December 9 - December 10 $ 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

Cancellation Policy

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

Public Courses

Any student cancellation that occurs a minimum of six (6) business days prior to a scheduled class is eligible for a full class credit or a 100% refund on the cost of the class. Due to scheduling logistics, if you cancel or re-schedule a registration within five (5) business days of the course date, payment is due in full at that time and will be held as a credit towards a re-scheduled date or a future course booking. Course credits are valid for 12 months from the date of the original class booking.

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be sent in writing by email to registrations@eliquotraining.com. Verbal communication of a cancellation will not meet our refund requirements.

In the event that a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, your full registration fee will be refunded or you can reserve a seat in the next available class. You will be notified of a class cancellation at least five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled class.

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. reserves the right to postpone or cancel a class at any time, in which case the refund and rescheduling policy would apply. Eliquo Training and Development Inc. is not liable for any travel expenses incurred by the student, even in the event of a cancellation.

Eliquo welcomes qualified substitute students in place of the originally registered student providing that we are notified in writing at least one day in advance before the class date.

Classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Web-Based Training

Refunds or course credits are not available to web-based class participants who are experiencing technical difficulties due to issues incurred on their own computer network(s). 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.

If you have any questions regarding our cancellation policies, please feel free to email us at registrations@eliquotraining.com or give us a call at (888) 484-2933.

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