How to make a PDF accessible in Adobe InDesign

Course outline:

This hands-on, practical course will show you how to make a PDF accessible in Adobe InDesign and will:

  • Outline the background to web accessibility standards and their continued importance.
  • Demonstrate how to create accessible PDF documents using Adobe InDesign that can be easily understood by people living with vision impairment.
  • Our Digital Accessibility Consultant trainer will talk you through the tools to use for each process and provide a step-by-step handbook for reference, post-course.


Workshop covers:

  • Correct text/background colour contrast
  • Document/template structure and headings
  • Bookmarks and table of contents (ToC)
  • Font sizes and paragraph styling
  • Managing images
  • Managing links
  • Managing tables
  • Managing forms
  • Managing layout objects (lists, columns, text boxes etc)
  • Export settings and preferences
  • Accessibility Checker tool (Acrobat DC Pro)
  • Check reading order and document tags (Acrobat DC Pro)
  • Quick wins and handy tips

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals and organisations with staff or customers living with vision impairment.
  • Individuals and organisations that produce printed information for the public.

Skill level:

This course is suitable for Graphic Designers or professionals who are proficient in using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Adobe InDesign.

Course material:

Course material includes:

  • Step-by-step handbook to creating accessibility within InDesign documents.
  • Tips and tricks to implement accessibility and speed up the editing process.

Workshop details:

Workshops are held at VisAbility in Victoria Park. Please contact us for further information on running the workshop at your own premises.


6 hours


Contact us for a quote.

2023/24 workshop dates:

  • Thursday 23 November 2023
  • Thursday 14 November 2023
  • Thursday 14 March 2024
  • Thursday 23 May 2024


  • Participants to bring a laptop or tablet with Adobe InDesign installed
  • (Onsite) Room set up in classroom format
  • (Onsite) Data projector and screen

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How to book training:

Please complete the form below and one of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements further.

Training Request Form B (Sept 2023)

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