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Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility - Advanced

SS Course: 3000477

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

06/22/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
08/02/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/20/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
10/25/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
12/20/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn


This Advanced Adobe Acrobat Pro Section 508 accessibility training course will help expand your introductory knowledge of compliance with the Federal Government’s ADA Section 508 accessibility regulations. The course will cover advanced 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 basics of the application. This material is applicable to all recent versions of MS Office & Adobe Acrobat Pro.


Viewing outline for:

1. Current PDF Standards
Section 508
WCAG 2.0/WCAG 2.1

2. Validation Tools
Acrobat Accessibility Checker
Acrobat Preflight Panel
PAC 3 Checker

3. Reviewing Tag and Flow Order
Tag Order
Flow Order

4. Exploring Autotag
Running Autotag on a PDF file
Where Autotag succeeds and fails
Fixing errors created in the Autotag process
Tag Title

5. Combining Files and Inserting Pages
Inserting Pages
Dealing with tags of inserted content
Adjusting Tags after inserting pages
Combining multiple files

6. Working with Tables
Dealing with merged cells
Defining Scope and Span for merged cells
Creating heading associations
Dealing with Merged Tables
Addressing Layout Tables
Getting Creative with Tables

Tags in Word
Tables that span multiple pages
Table Summaries

7. Working with the Content Pane
Fixing disappearing elements
Artifacting Content
When Acrobat stops letting you tag content

8. Working with Scanned Documents
Scan Quality
Editable Text vs. Searchable Image
Running Recognize Text
Tagging Content
Necessary Fixes

9. Working with Forms
Form Field Auto Detection
Adding Form Fields
Adding Field Descriptions (tooltips)
Tagging Form Fields
Verifying Tab Order

10. Miscellany
Working with Acronyms
Creating Table of Contents Links
Remediating Footnotes/Endnotes
Security and Accessibility
Adding Links to figures – Draw link, choose Find Untagged Annotations in Tags pane, Tag
Embedding Fonts
Preflight Fixes
Nested Lists

11. Advanced Accessibility in Microsoft Word
Working with Merged Cells In Tables
Working with Multiple Heading Levels in Tables
Working with Complex Tables
Artifacting Table Elements
Working with Text Boxes

12. Accessibility in LiveCycle Designer (Optional)
Static vs. Dynamic Forms
Adding Metadata to a LiveCycle Form
Adding Labels for Form Controls (descriptive text)
Adding Alternative Text to images
Defining reading order and tab order
Working with Tables
Applying Proper Structure to a LiveCycle Form
Running the Accessibility Checker

13. Advanced Accessibility in Adobe InDesign
Working with Merged Table Cells
Working with Multiple Table Headers
Working with Complex Tables
Achieving Proper Tag Structure in InDesign
Figures with Text
Converting InDesign Objects into Figures
Creating Forms in InDesign
Working with Footnotes
Working with Endnotes

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Students need to have completed our Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility Intro course or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the Introduction course outline. 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, and Excel. 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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