Accessibility means making sure your content is available to as many people as possible. When you make your PDFs accessible, it means adding tags, bookmarks, alt text, and other information that makes the files readable to users who are visually or mobility impaired. Using Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, it's now much easier to create valid, accessible PDF files. In this course, Chad Chelius explains why accessibility is important and what features an accessible PDF should include, before showing you two workflows for creating accessible PDFs: one in Word and one in InDesign. He also covers making an existing PDF file accessible using tools in Adobe Acrobat.
What is accessibility?
Understanding the experience of users with visual impairments
How to know if a PDF is accessible
Creating a PDF with PDFMaker
Adding metadata, bookmarks, and links
Inserting alternative text
Controlling tab and reading order from InDesign
Creating cross-references in InDesign
Adding tags, bookmarks, and alt text in Acrobat
Using the Make Accessible Wizard