Creating Section 508 Compliant Documents

2 days

Course Description

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

Course Outline:

  • 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

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