Accessible InDesign Essentials

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Quickly learn how to make InDesign documents accessible

Creative professionals have limited time and need the most up-to-date training. This 3-hour webinar is an ideal way for busy leaders to engage in an interactive online experience from the convenience of their own desk. Learn how to create an accessible InDesign document and then how to convert it into an accessible PDF.

As a freelance designer I’m seeing a growing demand from clients for accessible documents. This course (and the materials) have been extremely helpful and well worth the investment. Thanks!

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and instructions for accessing each session will be sent the week prior to commencement.

Course Outline:

Understanding Accessible PDF documents

In this first module you learn the basic knowledge required to understand the principles of PDF creation and InDesign formatting for accessible documents.

Completion of this module will provide the user with an understanding of Accessible PDF file creation with particular attention to:

  • A clear definition of what an “Accessible PDF” document is.
  • How PDF documents are constructed – behind the scene settings.
  • What formatting traps to avoid – when making an InDesign document.
  • Changes in your current workflow to make a document more accessible.

InDesign: Document integrity, formatting for accessibility

This is the second module of the series and provides the in-depth knowledge and framework for the creation of the source document. This module explores the enhanced features of Adobe InDesign.

The focus of this module is to prepare a document with reliable content formatting. The overall aim of the module is to equip document creators with knowledge of specific program features that will ensure accessible content in their document.

Completion of this module will provide the user with a foundational understanding of Accessible InDesign file creation with particular attention to:

  • Additional requirements in an everyday document
  • Advance features of InDesign to use for formatting content
  • Layout formatting tricks that can save time
  • Production workflow adjustments and enhancements

InDesign to Acrobat

This is the third and final module in which we will explore the features in Adobe Acrobat and the workflow between the two programs.

Completion of this module will provide the user with an understanding of Accessible PDF file creation with particular attention to:

  • Using the Accessibility Checker
  • Overview of fixing elements using the Tags, Order and Content panels
  • Checking and tweaking content in the final PDF document
  • What other steps are required in Adobe Acrobat in order to make a fully accessible PDF

Software used in the webinar demonstration: InDesign versions CS6 or CC and Adobe Acrobat DC. The platform of MAC or PC does not make a difference – some items will be found in different locations within user interface.

Certificate of Completion

After viewing this webinar you will be awarded a personalized Certificate of Completion which can be shared on LinkedIn, Twitter,  and Facebook, downloaded as a PDF or shared via URL.

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