PDF Accessibility – Train-the-Trainer

Scheduled at 10:30am in Westminster IV on Monday, November 18 (2019).



  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-day
  • Format: Bring-your-own Device Workshop: Laptop, charger, latest version of Acrobat Pro DC, latest version of Microsoft Word
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: Pre-conference


Come learn about creating accessible PDFs & how to teach others. This hands-on lab will cover accessible PDF creation & remediation, advanced PDF topics, and accessible PDF forms. Materials will be given attendees for use in class & to keep. Attendance at both days & completion of a test are for you Adobe Certified PDF Trainer certificate.


This session will teach you how to train others to create accessible PDFs & provide the materials to do so. Attendees with experience in PDF accessibility will benefit the most from the course. Upon completion, “Adobe Certified PDF Trainer” certificates will be issued. This course will cover all the features in Acrobat used to create accessible PDF documents and forms. You will need your laptop with the latest versions of Acrobat Pro DC & Microsoft Word installed. An email will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the session with the exact installation information. Day 1: creating accessible PDF documents & the tools to use. Various methods will be used to support different work styles. For example, one person may use the mouse for drag & drop when another may use the keyboard to cut & paste. Day 2: building on the previous day’s materials to address more advanced subjects such as complex tables, scanned documents, and forms. Ending with an open-book exam for certification.


  1. How to use Acrobat Pro DC to create accessible PDF documents
  2. Simplifying the process for creating accessible PDF documents
  3. How to train other in creating accessible PDFs

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, 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.