Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Creating Accessible PDFs (2014).
If you are a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Now, I've downloaded those exercise files to my desktop. And what you'll find is that if you open that folder, you'll see that the exercise files are organized by chapter. This particular course has four main chapters. The first chapter discusses some of the theory behind having accessible PDF files. Chapter 2, we focus more on using Word documents. Chapter 3, we focus on using InDesign documents, and I use InDesign CC, or Creative Cloud in this title, but what I've done is I've saved all of the InDesign files as IDML files, so that you can open these using InDesign's CS 5.5 or CS 6 as well.
Now, one last thing I'd like to mention about the InDesign files is that when you open these, you may or may not have the fonts that we are using inside of these documents. If you're missing any of the fonts, feel free to go to the Find Font dialog box and replace the missing fonts with fonts of your choosing. And then, finally, in chapter 4, we talk more about remediating PDF documents from scratch. If you're not a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
Let's get started.
- 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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