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Creating Accessible PDFs Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

Creating Accessible PDFs Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Understand legislation, guidelines and standards for PDFs
  • Learn about manual checks for accessibility
  • Use the Acrobat accessibility checker to check and fix basic accessibility issues
  • Work with the structure of PDF tags to make the PDFs more accessible

Target Student

This course is designed for students who have a working knowledge of Office products and a basic understanding of accessibility. Some knowledge of working with PDFs is useful.

Course Outline

Section 1: Introduction to Accessibility

What Does Accessibility Mean?

Current Accessibility Laws and Legislation

What Are Screen Readers?


Section 2: Accessibility Checks

Clear Print Guidelines Test

High Contrast and Magnification Test

Screen Reader Test

Validating PDF/UA Compliance


Section 3: Accessibility Guidelines and Standards for PDFs

WCAG – (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)

PDF/UA – PDF Universal Accessibility

Common PDF Accessibility Issues


Section 4: Building Accessible PDFs

Acrobat Viewing and Setup Options

Convert Word Documents to PDF

Viewing the Tag Structure in a Tagged PDF

Adding Tags to an Untagged Document

Running an Accessibility Check and Creating an Accessibility Report

Reviewing and Correcting Issues

Using the Make Accessible Action Wizard

Making Scanned Documents Accessible


Section 5: Modifying the Tag Structure to Improve Accessibility

Correcting Reading Order

Restructuring Lists

Enhancing Tables

Accessible Forms in PDF

Set Language for a Portion of the Document

Save As Accessible Text for a Braille Printer


Section 6: Accessibility Remediation in Word

Adding a Title and Metadata

Adding Alternate Text for Images and Charts

Fixing Table Structure

Accessibility Checker in Word


Section 7: Additional Resources and Links

Creating Accessible PDFs Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
May 29, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$695.00 Online
September 23, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$695.00 Online
January 8, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$695.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

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This course comes with

PDF Reference Guide

Take the Reference Guide anywhere and save the environment with an electronic copy of your training Reference Guide for use on any of your computers or devices