Adobe Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Introduction Training Courses

Adobe Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Training Courses – Introduction

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Acrobat Pro Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training 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.

• What is accessibility in publications?
• What are the Section 508 requirements?
• Evaluating existing PDF publications, forms, and archived documents
• Workflow adjustments to comply with accessibility standards
• Authoring documents for accessibility
• Applying the best design practices to yield accessibility
• Adding alternate text to images and charts
• Working with tables, figures and captions
• Preserving accessibility features when exporting to PDF
• Using the Accessibility Checker and the Tags panel in Acrobat
• Creating a PDF from Microsoft Word
• Create an Accessible PDF file from Adobe InDesign

Prerequisites for Attending Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro:

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 Section 508 Accessibility:

Content Creators
Writers
Editors
Desktop Publishers
Instructional Systems Designers
e-Learning and Web Developers

Projects that Use Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility:

Creating Accessible PDF Files, Presentations, and Publications

Locations for Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
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)

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.

Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training Course Reviews:

“All around, comparing to previous Acrobat 508 classes I have taken at other places, this is by far the best! The other classes I’ve taken were a waste of time and money – and I wish I would have known or heard of ThinkB!G Learn Smart then. Well worth the money. Very hands-on and calling our instructor knowledgeable would be an injustice. He introduced us to things that we had never even heard of or even thought would be possible to do. I’m on Cloud 9 right now and ready for my next course in December.” – Kiesha W. – TSA

“This Acrobat 508 Compliance training was perfectly paced to cover all topics without being overwhelming, with plenty of time to explore specific student-led examples; entirely hands-on so we could work along. I feel like I will retain and use a lot of what I learned.” – Lindsay E. – Department of Labor

“I have a project that needs the pdfs to be 508 compliant back to the customer. I had read up about it and had a vague idea of what needed to be done, but this class totally enlighten the work I have in front of me! I’m glad I signed up for this course!” – Becki T. Gateway Press

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

Acrobat 508 Accessibility Advanced
Acrobat 508 Accessibility BootCamp
Acrobat DC Pro Advanced
Acrobat DC Pro Intro
Advanced Web Accessibility for Web Pages and Applications with WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508 Compliance
Intro to Web Accessibility and Section 508 Compliance

Adobe Acrobat Section 508 Accessibility Intro Training Class 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 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 a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Acrobat Section 508 Intro Training Reviews From Our Students

“I can’t imagine going anywhere else for training. This place is the total package, best environment, attitude, and quality. The CEO and admins are very kind and eager to help. The instructors are so much fun and knowledgeable. The training material and technology is top-notch. The environment is spotless and clutter-free. It is a very that breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided.” – Tricia Y., DOD

“[The Instructor] was terrific. He was knowledgeable, patient, and on point with his explanations. Tagging a .pdf file is a topic that heexplained very well and, it will help me immensely as I work the .pdf files in the future. Think Big Learn Smart’s Acrobat 508 class is a terrific instruction for those who work with .pdf files. The instructor was knowledgeable and patient. The facilities were first-rate. The catered lunch was delicious. I would recommend this course to anyone who works on making .pdf files accessible.” – Ed J.,  PM3 at hcqis.org

“It was a very enjoyable experience. [The Instructor] has a great sense of humor that matched the class dynamics. Very knowledgeable as well. Thank you for your assistance in creating a course to fit our needs. You made it very easy for us.” – Jennifer H., JHU

“[The Instructor] seemed willing to investigate issues that needed more research, and he otherwise seemed very knowledgeable. He was a great instructor. He was able to provide a nice blend of technical expertise and professional familiarity.” – Ian C., 

“Received “happy accidental knowledge” about adobe through training session. Great benefit!” – Donna B., JHU Applied Physics Lab

Training with Christine’s organization, Think BIG is always a class act. All of the staff is friendly and the facility is always modern and very well designed.” – Wanda G., HCC

“I am somewhat familiar with the subject, however I am learning so much more than I anticipated. This is a great course taught by a great instructor. Think Big has has me Thinking of more classes to take at there facility.” – Betsy See, HCC

“This is a great facility with friendly, knowledgeable folks willing to address all your training needs. They are able to address questions related but not directly included in the training materials.” – Pam W., Software Engineering Institute

“[The Instructor] has been an excellent instructor going around the class helping students who have questions with the module he is teaching. Made me felt comfortable asking questions.” – Gladys F., The EMMES Corporation

Awesome class! He is a great instructor and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Think Big classes to others.” – Shannon G., USDA

“The quality of the training here is top-notch! The pace of learning is adaptive to the students needs which is great. Not too overwhelming for the less experienced and not too remedial for the advanced. [The Instructor] is really great!” – Robyn S., 

“[The Instructor] provided expert advice, to all my questions. By far, exceptional.” – Lawanda W., U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

“LOVE THIS TRAINING CENTER! Well done.” – Tahira B., International Trade Administration

“[The Instructor] was GREAT! she made 508 look easy. Can’t wait to use my improved skills to assist our customers. Thanks Christine!” – Marvelyn D., CMS

What a wonderful environment and learning experience. Great teachers and equipment. Best training class and company I have ever had to work with.” – Rebecca R., CMS

“This class exceeded my expectations! I was able to learn so much from this class, and cant wait to get back to work to implement changes to be more 508 compliant. This is a tough and deep topic and it was great to have someone explain the do’s and dont’s.” – Lisa B., Designer at TTC, Inc.

“Best Training I’ve received in over 30 years as a professional. Great staff, quality training center and top notch trainers. I’ll be back!” – Carrie G., GDIT

“Really good – this was a eye-opener for what Microsoft and Adobe can do!” Suzanne D., Smithsonian

“We learned so much that we thought we knew the program and now we are able work even more efficient.” Jennifer F., JHU applied physics lab

“[I learned how to] navigate a PDF when no source doc is provided I really liked coming to class out here. Very interactive, very informative. Nice Job ThinkBigMD.” – Lisa W., CMS

“Best Training I’ve received in over 30 years as a professional. Great staff, quality training center and top notch trainers. I’ll be back!” – Carrie G. General Dynamics Information Technology

“This is the best training class I’ve ever taken for work. The content directly related to what I do on a daily basis, and I learned things that I can immediately put into practice when I return to the office. The quality of instruction is excellent. On top of that, the training facility is easy to get to and the customer service here is amazing — especially having delicious breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided free of charge!” –Katie L., USDA

“This Acrobat 508 Accessibility class was wonderful! [The instructor] is so knowledgeable about all things Abode. I love how hands-on the class was. This interaction makes it so much easier to implement my new found knowledge at work!” – Ambyr F. – Bureau of Land Managament

“This Acrobat 508 Compliance training was perfectly paced to cover all topics without being overwhelming, with plenty of time to explore specific student-led examples; entirely hands-on so we could work along. I feel like I will retain and use a lot of what I learned.” – Lindsay E. – Department of Labor

“I have a project that needs the pdfs to be 508 compliant back to the customer. I had read up about it and had a vague idea of what needed to be done, but this class totally enlighten the work I have in front of me! I’m glad I signed up for this course!” – Becki T. Gateway Press

“This is an excellent overview (and depth) into the intricate world of 508 compliance and Adobe. Have always been happy with the classes offered here.” – Lisa D. – EMMES

“Very good class and what I learned will help me with daily assignments.” – Jorge U. – FDA

“Love the small classroom one on one environment!” – Maurice C. – FDA

“All around, comparing to previous Acrobat 508 classes I have taken at other places, this is by far the best! The other classes I’ve taken were a waste of time and money – and I wish I would have known or heard of ThinkB!G Learn Smart then. Well worth the money. Very hands-on and calling our instructor knowledgeable would be an injustice. He introduced us to things that we had never even heard of or even thought would be possible to do. I’m on Cloud 9 right now and ready for my next course in December.” – Kiesha W. – TSA

“[The Instructor] was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable of the materials and clear in his instruction. His easy going personality also made the intense training more enjoyable.” Katrina B., HCC

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Acrobat 508 - Intro

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