ADA 203: Introduction to Accessible PDF Documents

Accessible PDFs can be very simple to create, as you’ll learn in this session. The class will review the basics of accessible PDFs and remediate a document on letterhead. Assuming you have started with an accessible Microsoft Office document which you learned about in previous classes, you will also get an introduction to the Tags Panel and the Content Panel, as well as the Acrobat Accessibility Checker.

Almost the first question out of everyone’s mouth during accessibility is “but what about…?” and this session will answer those questions. You’ll learn how to work with special requirements of legal documents and how to deal with multi-lingual documents.

  • Accessibility Overview
  • Setting Up the Adobe Acrobat Pro Workspace
  • Workflows for Remediating PDFs
  • Preliminary Checks in Acrobat Pro
  • Step 01. File Name Must Be Clear
  • Step 02: Run a Preliminary Accessibility Check
  • Step 03: Check the Document Title
  • Repetitive Content in Acrobat Pro
  • Remediate a Document on Letterhead
  • Tags Tree and Content Panel
  • Step 12: Remediate Tags Panel and Reading Order
  • Step 13: Save/Attach Accessibility Report to Document
  • Special Formatting for Legal documents
  • Finding Content in Content Panel
  • Special Formatting for Multilingual Documents
  • Remediating a Blank Contract
  • Step 04. Check the Alternate Text on all Images
  • Step 05. Remediate Layout Tables with Tags