Did you know that many learners using assistive technology such as screen readers may not be able to access the PDFs included in your eLearning courses or virtual training? This can result in frustration and halt your learners' progress until you remediate the PDF, which is a time-consuming process.

In this hands-on session you will learn how to create a PDF that can be accessed using assistive technology, providing all learners a frictionless experience. First, we’ll examine what makes a PDF accessible or inaccessible. Next, we will walk through the process of creating an accessible document. Using either Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word, you will create a document that includes headings, lists, tables, and images in ways that work well with assistive technology. You will then export your document to PDF, learning about common mistakes to avoid and what settings to use for best results. Finally, you will verify that your PDF document is accessible using the Accessibility Checker and other tools in Acrobat Pro.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What makes a PDF inaccessible
  • How screen readers interact with digital documents
  • How to create an accessible PDF and apply these best practices to content you create using other software, including common mistakes
  • How to verify that your PDF is accessible

Note: Attendees should have a laptop with Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro installed, but content will be accessible to all attendees.


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