Creating Accessible PDF Forms using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Scheduled at 9:00am in Westminster II on Tuesday, November 19 (2019).

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Speaker(s)

  • Karen McCall, Senior Advisor, Accessible Document Design, Open Access Technologies

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 5-6-hr
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on their computers
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: Pre-conference

Summary

Participants begin the workshop with an accessible tagged PDF form template with placeholders/questions demonstrating a variety of form controls that can be added to create an accessible PDF form. Learn how to create radio buttons, check boxes and either drop-down or combo boxes. Take away an example of an accessible PDF form.

Abstract

Participants begin the workshop with an accessible tagged PDF form template with placeholders/questions demonstrating a variety of form controls that can be added to an accessible PDF form. Some of the form controls covered in the workshop are text form controls, check boxes, radio buttons, calculated form controls, and drop-down lists. Participants will learn the basics of designing a form template in Word (other applications) , convert the form template to a tagged PDF, add the correct form controls for the type of question/information requested, add the form controls to the Tags Tree and perform a quality assurance process on the form. Learn how to effectively use the Appearance tab, Format tab, and Options tab in a form control properties dialog. Participants will leave the pre-conference workshop with a sample accessible PDF form they can refer to when creating other accessible PDF forms.

Keypoints

  1. Learn the basics of accessible form template design
  2. Learn how to start with tagged accessible PDF form template and add the correct form cotnrol for question
  3. Learn how to add the ToolTips and other attributes for a form control

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Administrative/Campus Policy, Legal, Procurement, Research, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Karen McCall

Karen McCall, M.Ed., Senior Advisor, Open Access Technologies, has been providing a leadership role in the field of accessible document design and has been providing training on how to make digital content accessible for people with disabilities for over 20 years. She has written several books on this topic based on her experience making other people’s documents accessible to conform to laws in Canada, the US and internationally. Karen’s ground-breaking book on creating and working with tagged PDF documents, first published in 2005 is now in its fourth edition. Her books on creating accessible Word and PowerPoint content were first published in 2005 and have evolved into both updated books and self-paced online courses. She is a vocal advocate for a global inclusive education standard and the rights of people with disabilities.