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Creating Accessible PDFs from InDesign Documents

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Course Overview:

This course establishes a basic understanding of what an accessible PDF is and how to create InDesign source documents that generate accessible PDFs. A brief screen-reader demonstration will bring to life how users with disabilities interact with these types of documents. Additionally, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to use tools in Adobe Acrobat Pro to perform final remediation as well as testing and validation.

Consider adding a hands-on workshop that puts into practice the skills learned in this training session.

Learning Objectives

  • Structuring PDFs

    Learn the importance of structure and how to properly tag PDFs.
  • Screen-reader demo

    Learn how a person who uses a screen-reader interacts with these documents.
  • Preparing InDesign files

    Learn how to create InDesign files, so they're prepared to export to accessible PDFs.
  • Accessibility checker

    Learn how to check and test your PDF for accessibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help you achieve better digital accessibility. If you can’t find an answer you need, please contact us.


Our team makes training recommendations based on your unique needs and project timeline. We incorporate training strategically, weaving sessions into your project, so that your teams have the skills they need when they need them, making an immediate impact. Building skills in-house throughout our engagement sets you up for continued success.

As many as you’d like! We don’t limit participants, because as educators, our goal is to build your organization’s skills. We open up our training to your entire team, so you have the help you need to sustain accessibility across your organization.

Of course you can! As you train with us, you can develop your own internal training library, which can serve as a resource for your current and future employees.

Yes, we can work with your vendor! We recommend training be provided in the most accessible format possible and will work directly with your caption provider to implement. If you don’t have a caption provider, we can make recommendations.

Talk to an expert about your accessibility needs.

We’re excited to partner with you to help your organization reach, engage and serve more people, more fully.
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