Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the workflow, part of Creating Accessible PDFs (2014).
…So what does a typical workflow look like…when it comes to creating accessible PDF files?…Well, it can vary depending on the type of documents that you create and…the source application that creates it, but…the typical workflow looks something like this.…You start with a source document.…Now that document can be any number of document types, such as an InDesign…file, a QuarkXPress file, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint,…even a text file, and others as well.…And the idea is to make the edits and modifications in the source file, such…as alternate text, tagging, hyperlinks, and bookmarks that…will pass through to the resulting PDF file.…
Now you may be thinking, can't I just take a PDF file and make it accessible?…The answer is yes, you can take an existing PDF file, make additions and…modifications and adjustments to that file to make the file an accessible PDF file.…But you should know that of these two different work flows, the one that is…more efficient and provides the greatest control is…the one that begins with a source document.…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Accessibility
2. Generating an Accessible PDF from Word
3. Generating an Accessible PDF from InDesign
4. Making an Existing PDF File Accessible
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