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Creating Section 508 Compliant Documents

2-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

This course is designed to become familiar with, and come into compliance with, the Federal Government’s ADA Section 508 accessibility regulations. It covers both Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat features to help meet those requirements. Students are expected to be familiar with InDesign and Acrobat already, as no time is allotted to review any basics of either application.


  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows

Upcoming Course Dates

Creating Section 508 Compliant Documents | Starts on 03/16/2023


Creating Section 508 Compliant Documents | Starts on 07/20/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Working with InDesign

Lesson 1: Section 508 accessibility requirements

Lesson 2: Workflow adjustments to comply with accessibility standards

Lesson 3: Authoring InDesign documents for accessibility

Lesson 4: Organizing content in the Articles panel

Lesson 5: Export Mapping Paragraph styles

Lesson 6: Using the Object Export Options command

Lesson 7: Adding alternate text to images

Lesson 8: Preparing Bookmarks, Hyperlinks, & Interactive form fields

Lesson 9: Working with tables, anchored objects, and captions

Working with Acrobat DC

Lesson 10: Preserving accessibility features when exporting to PDF

Lesson 11: Using the Accessibility Checker and the Tags panel in Acrobat

Lesson 12: Adjusting tags and structure in Adobe Acrobat

Lesson 13: Running Accessibility Checker in Acrobat

Lesson 14: Applying fixes

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