Accessible PDF training

T-Base’s Accessible PDF and Office Documents Training covers emerging and existing legislative standards and guidelines, including W3C’s WCAG 2.0 AA, AODA, the U.S. Government’s Section 508, the Government of Canada’s Standard on Web Accessibility and Adobe Acrobat PDF/UA. Training is intended to help content creators understand how to create sound, accessible documents for customers.

Duration: 4 hours
Audience: Content developers and IT managers
Location: Custom-tailored group training delivered at your place of business

Knowledge-based learning

Designed for content managers and staff who interact with customers who are blind or have low vision, attendees will walk away with many techniques that can be applied immediately to create accessible PDFs, Word documents and PowerPoint presentations, to ultimately enhance the customer experience.

  • Why PDF accessibility matters to everyone, not just those with disabilities
  • The major disabilities and challenges: what they are and how users with disabilities interact with documents
  • Assistive technologies we typically use to mitigate these issues, including a demonstration of a screen reader
  • Implementation of accessibility features from the start of the document design cycle in MS Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and CommonLook PDF
  • Specific technologies and design techniques used to satisfy core PDF accessibility issues

Accessible PDF and Office Documents Training takeaways

After completing Accessible PDF and Office Documents Training, your staff will know several techniques that can be applied right away to make PDF content more accessible. Your organization will have a comprehensive understanding of W3C WCAG 2.0 AA and how it pertains to legislation. Additionally, you will take away a better understanding of those with disabilities and the challenges they face using the web and software apps. With a comprehensive understanding of Office documents and PDF accessibility, you can help your bottom line, thereby saving money and time.

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We have additional training sessions: Accessibility Awareness Training for customer service representatives and Website Accessibility Training to keep your IT team up to speed on accessible online communications.