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PDF Accessibility, Part I

taught by: Kirk Black

Session Summary:

The class provides a step-by-step methodology in how to use Adobe Acrobat to ensure that PDF documents meet accessibility standards and can be used by assistive technology.

Description:

Note: This is the first half of a 2-part class. The lecture and exercises will continue in the afternoon session.

The class provides a step-by-step methodology in how to use Adobe Acrobat to ensure that PDF documents meet accessibility standards and can be used by assistive technology. Upon completion, attendees will meet the following objectives:

Objectives:

  • Learn the accessibility features of the Adobe Acrobat software
  • Create accessible PDFs from MS office and Open Office documents
  • Test an existing PDF document for accessibility
  • Identify accessibility barriers in images, forms, tables, other document elements and structures Â
  • Perform basic repair of simple inaccessible documents
  • Understand how to provide accessible alternatives to inaccessible PDFs

Practical Skills:

  • Learn the accessibility features of the Adobe Acrobat software
  • Identify accessibility barriers in images, forms, tables, other document elements and structures
  • Test an existing PDF document for accessibility