[Athen] EASI fee-based Four Part Accessible PDF Series

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 20:29:18 PST 2014

EASI fee-based Four Part Accessible PDF Series
presenter Karen McCall, Microsoft MVP for Word,
Canadian delegate to ISO /TC 171 cometee, Member of the PDF/UA working

Dates: Tuesdays February 4, 11, 18, 25
Times: 11 Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2
PM Eastern (all standard times)

**** PDF documents are still very popular with
many content providers. The tools to create PDF keep being upgraded, and you

really need to attend these 4 Webinars so you
stay up-to-date on accessible PDF. Karen is a recognized expert on accessible

PDF and accessible MS Office applications

Note this is a fee-based series. Registration is
$225. There are scholarships available from

This 4-part series explores creating and working
with tagged PDF documents. The four weeks will cover an introduction to

tagged PDF, creating a tagged PDF document using
Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office tools, how to make legacy

documents more accessible and repair techniques
for images and links. This webinar series does not cover forms and is

designed as an overview or introduction to accessible PDF documents.

Week One: The Basics of Tagged PDF
• What is tagged PDF?
•How do Tags make PDF documents more accessible?
•What does a Tags Tree look like?
• Infer Reading Order and Virtual Tags.
•Saving a PDF document as another format/what might be missing.

Week Two: Elements of a Well-Structured Document
•Save as PDF in Word.
• Adobe Acrobat Pro add-in for Office.
•Settings for both the Microsoft and Adobe save as PDF tools.
• Word 2013 – PDF Reflow and Resume Reading tools.
• Word: Templates, Themes and settings to assist document authors.
•Alt Text and Captions for images, accessible links and tables.
• Office accessibility checker.
• Strategies for easy navigation

Week three: Working in Acrobat XI Pro Part 1
• Scanned documents and text recognition in Acrobat Pro.
• Hierarchy of tasks when working with tagged PDF.
• PDF/UA: what is it?
• Logical reading order.
• Tags Tree, Order Panel and content Panel.
• Table Editor.
• Columns in PDF.
• Tab Order: when is it used?
• Bookmarks.

Week Four: Acrobat XI Pro Tools Part 2
• The infamous Read Out Loud tool in Acrobat and Reader.
• Synthesized voices and pronunciation.
• Action Wizard.
• Tag editing.
• Add Alt text to images.
• Highlight Content is your friend!
• Find Tag from Selection.
• Create Tag from Selection.
• Accessibility Full Check: how to use it effectively.

To register online and make payment online using
credit card, check or PO, go to

Any problems email norm.coombs at gmail.com

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