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Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility - Introduction

SS Course: 3000069

Course Overview


This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training and Certification Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019). Training includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors

Print and/or Digital Courseware

Certificate of Completion

Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)

Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)

Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)

Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)

Free Parking (In Person Only)


Scheduled Classes

06/20/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
07/31/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/18/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
10/23/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
12/18/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn


This Adobe Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training Course will help you become familiar and come into compliance with the Federal Government’s ADA Section 508 accessibility regulations. The course will cover software features that are designed to help you meet those requirements. Students are expected to be familiar with Acrobat Pro already, as no time is allotted to review any basics of the applications. This material is applicable to all recent versions of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro.


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1. PDF Accessibility Overview
Overview of Portable Document Format (PDF)
Determine the Accessibility Path for each PDF Document
Understanding the experience using a screen reader
Demonstrating the experience using the JAWS PDF reader
Start with an Accessible Document
Characteristics of Accessible PDF files
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Accessibility Features
Accessibility Features of Acrobat Pro DC

2. Using the Acrobat Pro DC Accessibility Checker
Accessibility Checker (Full Check)
Additional Functional Validation Techniques
WCAG 2.0/WCAG 2.1 Mapping to PDF/UA

3. Acrobat DC PDF Accessibility Repair Workflow
Setting up an Accessibility workspace in Acrobat
Step 1: Examine the PDF File
Determine if the Document has been Tagged
Step 2: Add Document Metadata including Document Title, Subject, Author, and Keywords
Set Initial View/Open Options
Step 3: Set the Document Language
Reading Order Tool
Tips for using the Reading Order Tool
Step 4: Add Tags to the Document using the Reading Order panel
Checking reading order in the Tags pane
Tags Pane
Edit Tags in the Tags pane
Adding properties to tags
Step 5: Examine and Repair the Tag Structure
Step 6: Tagging Lists
Step 7: Appropriately tagging tables
Using the Table Editor
Editing Table Tags
Adobe® Acrobat® Pro DC Accessibility Guide: Best Practices for PDF Accessibility
Step 8: Add Alternative Text
Add Alternate Text and Supplementary Information to Tags
Step 9: Use the Accessibility Checker to Evaluate the PDF File
Create Accessible Links
Add Bookmarks

4. Create an Accessible Microsoft Word Document
Microsoft Word 2016 Accessibility Checker
Adding Metadata
Show or activate PDF Maker in Microsoft Word
Adobe Acrobat DC PDF Maker
View PDFMaker conversion settings
Convert the Word Document to Accessible PDF
Checking the Resulting PDF With Acrobat Pro DC
Other options for creating a tagged PDF
Repairs You Should Make in the Source File
Use Styles
Setting the outline level for styles
Add Alternative Text
Repairs You Should Make in the PDF File
Use Acrobat Action Wizards to Streamline Repetitive Tasks

5. Making PowerPoint and Excel Files Accessible
PDF Settings for Microsoft Office Applications
Adding Metadata
Controlling tag structure in PowerPoint
Setting tag order in PowerPoint
Creating a PDF file from PowerPoint
Creating a PDF file from Excel

6. Create an Accessible PDF file from Adobe InDesign
Structuring content
Paragraph and Character Styles
Defining Export Tags
Controlling Reading Order
The Articles panel
The Layers panel
Object Export Options
Adding Alternate text
Working with Tables
Adding Links
Adding bookmarks

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Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders. You need a solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is highly recommended that you have taken Acrobat Pro Intro prior to attending this class. If you use InDesign, it is recommended that you take InDesign Intro prior to this class.

    Who Should Attend


    Job Roles That Use Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility:
    Content Creators
    Desktop Publishers
    Instructional Systems Designers
    e-Learning and Web Developers

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