Introduction to Accessible PDF Documents

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 8:00am in Standley I Lab on Wednesday, November 14.

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Speaker(s)

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format: Lab
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Making PDF documents & forms accessible can be a daunting task when you don’t know what tools are available & which is the best one to use. In this session, participants will be introduced to the various tools available in Acrobat Pro DC & walk through the workflow to take a document, convert it to a PDF, & fix some of the basic tagging issues.

Abstract

Making PDF documents & forms accessible can be hard when you don’t know what tools to use. In this session, participants will be introduced to the various tools available in Acrobat Pro DC & walk through the workflow to take a document, convert it to a PDF, & fix some of the basic tagging issues. This class is for novices in PDF accessibility & will cover elements such as: • Why it is important to have an accessible source document. • The tools in Acrobat Pro DC & how to fix basic issues in an inaccessible PDF. • Converting a scanned document to an accessible PDF. The goal is to give participants the basic skills necessary to create an accessible PDF. It is a hands-on, lab so come prepared to do some work. There will be little to no lecture, just demos & practice. Participants will receive the class materials at the beginning of the session. To get the most out of the session you need to bring your laptop with the latest version of Acrobat Pro DC & Microsoft Word installed.

Keypoints

  1. The basics of creating accessible PDFs with Acrobat Pro DC
  2. The importance of the source document
  3. Where to look for more information on creating accessible PDFs

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Alternate Format, Information Resources, Information Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Rob Haverty

Rob Haverty is a Senior Program Manager for Accessibility at Adobe with a focus on Document Cloud and PDF accessibility. Rob holds over 20 years of accessibility experience, and previously worked at Microsoft, focusing on product development, technical evangelism, and policy and standards development.

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