Tips and Tricks for Accessible PDFs

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 2:15pm in Standley II Lab on Wednesday, November 14.

#17265

Speaker(s)

  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

Session Details

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

Summary

At Adobe we are working to improve the experience of creating accessible PDFs. However, it remains a sometimes-challenging process. In my time at Adobe & working with our customers I have garnered a lot of information about making PDFs accessible. The goal of this session is to share some of the ways I’ve learned to make the process easier for you.

Abstract

At Adobe we are working to improve the experience of creating accessible PDFs. However, it remains a sometimes-challenging process. In my time at Adobe & working with our customers I have garnered a lot of information about making PDFs accessible. The goal of this session is to share some of the ways I’ve learned to make the process easier for you. The content of this session will be somewhat fluid depending on the current state of PDF accessibility tools within Acrobat & the needs of the participants. Some of the areas that may be covered include, editing PDFs, forms, scanned documents, & tables. This list is only a snapshot of possible topics to indicate the broad scope of the session. Nothing that involves making PDFs accessible would be considered off-topic. To get the most out of the session you are encouraged to bring you laptop with the latest version of Acrobat Pro DC (the trial version is fine) & Microsoft Word installed.

Keypoints

  1. How to use Acrobat Pro DC to create accessible PDF documents
  2. Simplifying the process for creating accessible PDF documents
  3. New approaches to creating accessible PDF documents

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.

Handout(s)

We are working diligently at Adobe on improving the experience of creating accessible PDFs. However, it remains a sometimes-challenging process. In my time at Adobe and working with our customers I have garnered a lot of information about making PDFs accessible. The intent of this session is to share some of the ways I’ve learned to make the process easier for you. The content of this session will be somewhat fluid depending on the current state of PDF accessibility tools within Acrobat and the needs of the participants. Some of the areas that may be covered include, editing PDFs, forms, scanned documents, and tables. This list is only a snapshot of possible topics to indicate the broad scope of the session. Nothing that involves making PDFs accessible would be considered off-topic. To get the most out of the session you are encouraged to bring you laptop with the latest version of Acrobat Pro DC (the trial version is fine) and Microsoft Word installed.