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It used to be that the only way to comply with Web accessibility standards for persons with disabilities or difficulties was to publish content in HTML. One of the most exciting parts of the new Standard On Web Accessibility and WCAG 2.0 is that it has become feasible for you to choose PDF as the only container for certain content on your Web site but only if you know how. We've worked with Adobe and other experts to put together this comprehensive and powerful course, where attendees walk away with immediately-applicable tips and techniques to make PDF files that are accessible.De-mystify how to make PDF accessible whether your source is Word, Excel, Powerpoint, InDesign or existing PDF! Sometimes the best way to provide content in an accessible format is to choose PDF, whether to reduce costs, or to share knowledge and processes more effectively.Most adults suffer from some level of disability or difficulty that can be mitigated through accessible technologies. And when we design for the extremes, everyone benefits.Not only will you comply with the standards (AODA, WCAG 2.0, Standard On Web Accessibility, Section 508): you'll be broadening the audience for your content while enriching the experience of existing users.Not only will you leave with ideas you can use right away, you may also gain a whole new attitude towards how technology can improve lives. By the end of the day you will not only be aware of why accessibility and standards affect everyone: you'll be equipped with a thorough understanding of what needs to be done and how, including tools and testing techniques.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is targeted to all project managers, Webmasters, production coordinators, IT professionals, strategists, and controllers, involved in developing documents and Web sites. It is also ideal for:Senior departmental officialsChief information officersHeads of communicationWeb and document managersPeople who need to get their web presences compliant with current and future government accessibility standardsPeople who manage or plan web sites and electronic publishingPeople who coordinate people who build web sites and documentsPeople who design or program web sites, word, powerpoint, excel, or indesign documentsPeople who represent clients who hire others to develop web sites and documentsPeople involved in: it project management, analysis, architecture, interaction design, graphic design, prototyping, writing, development, quality controlDevelopers of online applications, games, mobile appsThis course delivers knowledge required for WCAG 2.0 Level A and Level AA awareness training as documented in the Government of Canada's Accessibility Responsibility Breakdown (WCAG 2.0).
- Why accessibility matters to everyone, not just those with disabilities
- The major disabilities and challenges what they are and how most of us have some level of difficulty that can be assisted by accessible design
- Assistive technologies we can typically use to mitigate these issues
- Examples of accessible multimedia
- How accessibility will help your bottom-line
- Overview of regulations
- W3C WCAG 2.0 success criteria
- Draft standards on developing accessible pdf
- Specific technologies and design techniques used to satisfy core pdf accessibility issues
- How to make pdf files more accessible
- Understanding of how enterprise-wide document development processes can save money and time while automating pdf generation
- Testing frameworks for pdf accessible