Adobe Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

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ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for Training:
In Person at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland near Baltimore, Washington D.C., Virginia region.
Virtually Online Live (VOLT) From Anywhere! Students Join the Same In Person Class Remotely.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

Course Description: This Adobe Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training Course will help you become familiar and come into compliance with the Federal Government’s ADA Section 508 accessibility regulations. The course will cover 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 any basics of the applications. This material is applicable to all recent versions of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Prerequisites: 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, Excel, and PowerPoint. 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.

Job Roles That Use Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility:
Content Creators
Writers
Editors
Desktop Publishers
Instructional Systems Designers
e-Learning and Web Developers

Projects That Use Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility:
Creating Accessible PDF Files, Presentations, and Publications

Adobe Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility Introduction Course Outline

1. PDF Accessibility Overview
Overview of Portable Document Format (PDF)
Determine the Accessibility Path for each PDF Document
Understanding the experience using a screen reader
Demonstrating the experience using the JAWS PDF reader
Start with an Accessible Document
Characteristics of Accessible PDF files
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Accessibility Features
Accessibility Features of Acrobat Pro DC

2. Using the Acrobat Pro DC Accessibility Checker
Accessibility Checker (Full Check)
Additional Functional Validation Techniques
WCAG 2.0/WCAG 2.1 Mapping to PDF/UA

3. Acrobat DC PDF Accessibility Repair Workflow
Setting up an Accessibility workspace in Acrobat
Step 1: Examine the PDF File
Determine if the Document has been Tagged
Step 2: Add Document Metadata including Document Title, Subject, Author, and Keywords
Set Initial View/Open Options
Step 3: Set the Document Language
Reading Order Tool
Tips for using the Reading Order Tool
Step 4: Add Tags to the Document using the Reading Order panel
Checking reading order in the Tags pane
Tags Pane
Edit Tags in the Tags pane
Adding properties to tags
Step 5: Examine and Repair the Tag Structure
Step 6: Tagging Lists
Step 7: Appropriately tagging tables
Using the Table Editor
Editing Table Tags
Adobe® Acrobat® Pro DC Accessibility Guide: Best Practices for PDF Accessibility
Step 8: Add Alternative Text
Add Alternate Text and Supplementary Information to Tags
Step 9: Use the Accessibility Checker to Evaluate the PDF File
Create Accessible Links
Add Bookmarks

4. Create an Accessible Microsoft Word Document
Microsoft Word 2016 Accessibility Checker
Adding Metadata
Show or activate PDF Maker in Microsoft Word
Adobe Acrobat DC PDF Maker
View PDFMaker conversion settings
Convert the Word Document to Accessible PDF
Checking the Resulting PDF With Acrobat Pro DC
Other options for creating a tagged PDF
Repairs You Should Make in the Source File
Use Styles
Setting the outline level for styles
Columns
Lists
Tables
Links
Add Alternative Text
Repairs You Should Make in the PDF File
Use Acrobat Action Wizards to Streamline Repetitive Tasks

5. Making PowerPoint and Excel Files Accessible
PDF Settings for Microsoft Office Applications
Adding Metadata
Controlling tag structure in PowerPoint
Setting tag order in PowerPoint
Creating a PDF file from PowerPoint
Creating a PDF file from Excel

6. Create an Accessible PDF file from Adobe InDesign
Structuring content
Paragraph and Character Styles
Defining Export Tags
Controlling Reading Order
The Articles panel
The Layers panel
Object Export Options
Adding Alternate text
Working with Tables
Adding Links
Adding bookmarks
Exporting

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • 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)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

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Dates to Register

CourseLocationStart DateEnd DateTime
Acrobat 508 - Intro (Online Live ONLY)
Think B!G. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Aug 24, 2020 Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
Acrobat 508 - BootCamp (Online Live ONLY)
Think B!G. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Aug 24, 2020 Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
Acrobat 508 - Intro
Think B!G. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 02, 2020 Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
Acrobat 508 - BootCamp
Think B!G. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 02, 2020 Thursday, Nov 05, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

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Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.
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