Adobe InDesign Accessibility Creating 508 Compliant PDFs Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

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ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM EST

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Course Description: In this hands-on, two-day Adobe InDesign Accessibility – Creating 508 Compliant PDFs training course, you will learn how to use InDesign for creating PDF documents for use by people with disabilities. This course will teach you how to format with Master Pages, Paragraph Styles, Character Styles, and Object Styles. This course will cover techniques and strategies for creating InDesign documents that build in Section 508 accessibility, guidelines for writing appropriate Alt-text, and how to apply InDesign export tags for use in Accessible PDF files.

Prerequisites: Students must have working knowledge of computers and operating systems, as well as using a mouse and keyboard. Students must be able to start Adobe InDesign, use menus and standard commands, and open, save, and close files.

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

Projects That Use InDesign Accessibility:
Creating Accessible PDF Files, Presentations, and Publications

Adobe InDesign Accessibility Creating 508 Compliant PDFs Course Outline

1. Overview
Section 508 requirements
WCAG 2.0/2.1 guidelines
What the user experience is like for someone who uses a screen reader like JAWS or NVDA
How to test and remediate a PDF file in Acrobat for accessibility, including:
– Using Acrobat Accessibility Check
– Creating and/or adjusting tags with the Reading Order tool and the Tags panel
– Using the Content and Order panels to diagnose and fix content visibility and reading order problems
– Adding missing accessibility, including alternative text, document language and properties, hyperlinks, and form fields

2. The InDesign-to-Acrobat PDF accessibility workflow
How to prepare InDesign documents for accessibility with features that make PDFs accessible, including:
– Making tables and lists accessible
– Considerations for accessibility when importing text from Microsoft Word
– Examining color use and contrast considerations
– Deciding when to artifact elements
– Controlling artifacting content with styles and master pages
– Understanding document structure and flow in InDesign and in Acrobat
– Working with paragraph styles and mapping them to export tags
– Working in Adobe Bridge to apply file metadata to alternative text
– Anchoring images and objects, and assigning alternative text to images
– Setting object export options
– Creating a table of contents to create PDF bookmarks
– Adding internal navigation by working with bookmarks, cross-references, footnotes, and hyperlinks
– Working with form fields
–Controlling the reading and content order with Layers and the Articles Panel
– Adding required metadata to the InDesign file
– Assigning a document language

3. Configuring Acrobat’s Export settings to maximize accessibility
The process of exporting Adobe InDesign files to PDF files on both a Macintosh and a Windows computer, including:
– Understanding which settings to use for both Print and Interactive PDFs
– Creating an Adobe PDF Preset
– Using InDesign’s Preflight tool
Post-export tasks that need to be done to complete the process of creating an accessible PDF file, including:
– Running an Accessibility Check
– Fixing implicit links and footnotes
– Fixing forms, including remediating a bug in Acrobat that affects usability
– Setting the tab order
– Adding accessibility-friendly document security
– Adding accessibility to tables and fixing complex tables
– Creating bookmarks from structure

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 Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Student Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Student Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training
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!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Accessibility InDesign Accessibility
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 21, 2022 Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Accessibility InDesign Accessibility
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Feb 06, 2023 Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Accessibility InDesign Accessibility
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2023 Thursday, Jun 08, 2023 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Accessibility InDesign Accessibility
Think BIG. Learn Smart https://thinkbiglearnsmart.com

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

Thursday, Sep 07, 2023 Friday, Sep 08, 2023 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Accessibility InDesign Accessibility
Think BIG. Learn Smart https://thinkbiglearnsmart.com

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

Monday, Nov 06, 2023 Tuesday, Nov 07, 2023 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. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 
Reviews

Average Review: 4.67 out of 5 - 3 Reviews

Federal Emergency Management Agency
This Was A Great Lesson!
This was a great lesson. It's what I needed to take my accessible documents to the next level. -Miranda, FEMA (Adobe InDesign Accessibility Creating 508 Compliant PDFs Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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There Was So Much To Learn!
There was so much to learn, the Instructor did a great job capturing and succinctly summarizing all data involved with this topic. -Independent, Maria (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Content I Found Useful For My Job!
I covered a lot of different content I found useful/helpful for my job.-DOD, Mariah (Adobe InDesign Accessibility Creating 508 Compliant PDFs Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)