Creating Accessible PDFs – Recorded Course

Learn to create accessible PDFs in your own time

Create Accessible PDFs with InDesign

In this 2.5 hour video series you will learn how to create PDF content that is accessible to the widest possible audience. Recorded by an Adobe Certified Instructor with over 20 years experience, this course takes you through the steps needed to produce best practice accessible content in no time.

The newer versions of InDesign contains a wide range of functionality that can help you to ensure your documents are as accessible as possible. Additionally Acrobat DC contains a variety of features to identify, test and fix accessibility issues. In these videos we will show you how to prepare a document in InDesign so that it is accessible to people using accessible technologies. We then look at running accessibility checks on the document in Acrobat DC and fixing any issues.

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This course includes 2.5 hours of video tutorials covering all of the topics you will need to start creating Interactive PDFs with Adobe InDesign

Videos Included

What is Accessibility

Checking Accessibility and Common Problems

  • acrobat Accessibility Checker
  • Document Issues
  • Page Content Issues
  • Forms, Tables, Lists and Headers

Workflow & Read Out Loud

  • Workflow for creating accessible PDFs
  • Examples of read Out Loud

Document Title, Read Order and Articles

  • Setting Title and Exporting
  • The Articles Panel

Paragraph Styles and Export Tagging

  • Intro to Styles
  • What are Styles
  • Creating a Paragraph Style
  • Basic Paragraph Style
  • Redefining Styles and Overrides
  • Importing Styles and Settings
  • Character Styles
  • Deleting Unused Styles
  • Export Tagging in Paragraph Styles

Object Export Options & Artifacting

  • What is Alt text
  • Editing Metadata
  • Uing Metadata and Anchoring
  • Artifacting Objects
  • Artifacting Multiple Objects

Working with Tables and Lists

  • Intro to Tables
  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding and Moving Table Contents
  • Table formatting and headers
  • Alternating Strokes
  • Adding, Removing, Merging Cells
  • Exporting Accessible Tables
  • Lists

Creating a Table of Contents

  • Designing for a Table of Contents
  • Generating a Table of Contents
  • Styling a Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents Options
  • Exported Table of Contents Document

Hyperlinks and Destinations

  • Creating a basic Hyperlink
  • Different Types of Hyperlinks
  • Creating a Text Anchor
  • Auto Create Hyperlinks
  • General Hyperlink Tips
  • Styling Your Hyperlinks

Bookmarks

  • Creating & Exporting Bookmarks

Buttons and Forms

  • Designing Navigation Buttons
  • Creating an Accessible Form

Remember as a subscriber you can watch the videos as many times as you need to ensure you are comfortable with the subjects covered.

Creating Accessible PDF files with InDesign introduces you to elements of InDesign which allow you to create accessible PDF files.

You will learn to

  • Check your PDF files for Accessibility Issues
  • Fix issues in existing PDF files
  • Create accessible files from scratch in InDesign
  • Use features like Bookmarks, Tags and Artifacts
  • Adjust the read order for screen readers

Who should attend this course

This course is suitable for anybody looking to create accessible PDF primarily from Adobe InDesign, that are compliant with the latest accessibility standards. In order to complete the course you should have already completed our InDesign Getting Started course or have an equivalent level of experience.

Additionally you should however be comfortable using a computer to perform functions such as copy and paste, and opening applications and files. You should also be comfortable using the internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.

This course includes 2.5 hours of video tutorials covering all of the topics you will need to start creating Interactive PDFs with Adobe InDesign

Videos Included

What is Accessibility

Checking Accessibility and Common Problems

  • acrobat Accessibility Checker
  • Document Issues
  • Page Content Issues
  • Forms, Tables, Lists and Headers

Workflow & Read Out Loud

  • Workflow for creating accessible PDFs
  • Examples of read Out Loud

Document Title, Read Order and Articles

  • Setting Title and Exporting
  • The Articles Panel

Paragraph Styles and Export Tagging

  • Intro to Styles
  • What are Styles
  • Creating a Paragraph Style
  • Basic Paragraph Style
  • Redefining Styles and Overrides
  • Importing Styles and Settings
  • Character Styles
  • Deleting Unused Styles
  • Export Tagging in Paragraph Styles

Object Export Options & Artifacting

  • What is Alt text
  • Editing Metadata
  • Uing Metadata and Anchoring
  • Artifacting Objects
  • Artifacting Multiple Objects

Working with Tables and Lists

  • Intro to Tables
  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding and Moving Table Contents
  • Table formatting and headers
  • Alternating Strokes
  • Adding, Removing, Merging Cells
  • Exporting Accessible Tables
  • Lists

Creating a Table of Contents

  • Designing for a Table of Contents
  • Generating a Table of Contents
  • Styling a Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents Options
  • Exported Table of Contents Document

Hyperlinks and Destinations

  • Creating a basic Hyperlink
  • Different Types of Hyperlinks
  • Creating a Text Anchor
  • Auto Create Hyperlinks
  • General Hyperlink Tips
  • Styling Your Hyperlinks

Bookmarks

  • Creating & Exporting Bookmarks

Buttons and Forms

  • Designing Navigation Buttons
  • Creating an Accessible Form

Remember as a subscriber you can watch the videos as many times as you need to ensure you are comfortable with the subjects covered.

Creating Accessible PDF files with InDesign introduces you to elements of InDesign which allow you to create accessible PDF files.

You will learn to

  • Check your PDF files for Accessibility Issues
  • Fix issues in existing PDF files
  • Create accessible files from scratch in InDesign
  • Use features like Bookmarks, Tags and Artifacts
  • Adjust the read order for screen readers

Who should attend this course

This course is suitable for anybody looking to create accessible PDF primarily from Adobe InDesign, that are compliant with the latest accessibility standards. In order to complete the course you should have already completed our InDesign Getting Started course or have an equivalent level of experience.

Additionally you should however be comfortable using a computer to perform functions such as copy and paste, and opening applications and files. You should also be comfortable using the internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.

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