Accessible PDF files

The training is aimed to everyone who produce or publish PDF documents that will be used digitally.

The training gives basic knowledge on how PDF files are made accessible for everyone, especially users of assistive technology. Before the training, we would like to look over some examples of documents, made in MS Word, Adobe InDesign and Adobe PDF, respectively. This enables the trainer to find examples from your documents.

In addition to the trainer, we can also offer that a severly visually impaired user shows how he reads PDF documents, using a screen reader. 

Topics that will be discussed during the training:

  • How to create accessible pdf documents in Word and/or InDesign
  • How to handle images and links
  • Format templates and headlines
  • PDF conversions
  • Post-production in Adobe Professional
  • Forms in Adobe Professional
  • Security
  • Accessibility evaluation of completed documents

Prior knowledge

Some basic skills in Adobe Acrobat, Word and (if needed) InDesign. Funka’s introduction to accessibility is recommended.

We recommend you to first participate in the training and the follow up with a workshop after having worked with your documents for a while. Most often, we find that questions arise after you have had the chance to work on your own.