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Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility - Introduction with AI

SS Course: 3000069

Course Overview


In this hands-on, two-day Adobe Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility Introduction training course, learners will gain practical skills for creating and remediating accessible PDF documents. Through interactive lessons and by using smart AI-powered accessibility tools, participants will understand PDF accessibility requirements, evaluate PDF files documents using Acrobat s Accessibility Checker, repair issues, and properly tag content leveraging AI-powered tagging and other advanced features. By course completion, students will be able to confidently author compliant materials from Microsoft Office and InDesign. This workshop provides learners with the latest methodologies to create or remediate PDF files accessible to people with disabilities.


Scheduled Classes

07/29/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/16/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
10/21/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
12/16/24 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn



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1. PDF Accessibility Overview
Overview of PDF format
AI assistant determines accessibility path for PDFs
Demonstrating screen reader experience (JAWS)
Starting with an accessible document
AI powered accessibility checker
Accessible PDF characteristics

2. Using Acrobat Pro Accessibility Checker
Full accessibility check
Additional validation techniques
Mapping to WCAG 2.0/2.1 and PDF/UA

3. Acrobat DC PDF Accessibility Repair Workflow
Setting up accessibility workspace
Examining the PDF file
Adding document metadata
Setting document language
Using reading order tool
Adding and editing tags manually
Adding tags using cloud-based Auto-Tagging feature
Repairing tag structure

4. Creating Accessible Microsoft Word Documents
Using Word accessibility checker
Adding metadata
Converting to tagged PDF
Checking resulting PDF in Acrobat DC
Set accessibility preferences in the Accessibility Setup Assistant
Explore Adobe Liquid Mode

5. Making PowerPoint and Excel Files Accessible
PDF settings for Office apps
Controlling PowerPoint tag structure
Creating PDFs from PowerPoint and Excel

6. Creating Accessible PDFs from InDesign
Structuring content with styles
Defining export tags
Controlling reading order
Adding alternate text
Working with tables and links
Adding bookmarks
Exporting accessible PDF

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.



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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