InDesign accessibility

Learn how to produce accessible content in the Adobe InDesign software

Why you should attend

At the end of this course you will know how to:

  • Understand the difference between accessible and inaccessible content 
  • How to group and structure written content in InDesign CC 
  • How to add information to images for users of assistive technology 
  • How to export InDesign files to PDF to improve accessibility

Who will benefit?

  • Designers

  • Content authors

Level of training: Intermediate.

Attendees should have a basic knowledge of how to use InDesign. The training covers how to use InDesign’s features to make documents created from it more accessible for users with disabilities, but it is not a full beginner’s course in using InDesign as an application. It may also be beneficial if attendees have some prior knowledge of accessibility standards and principles, as can be gained from the free Introduction to Digital Accessibility course.

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value in the year ahead, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on 2024 AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

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Book now: Thursday 21 November 2024

  • 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

Attendees of the live training session will receive a Certificate of Attendance to add to their professional development training portfolio.

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Attendees of the live training will receive a recording of the course. If you are not attending the live training you can buy an existing recording of the course on demand:

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Upskill your team so together we can create a more accessible digital world.

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Course overview

In this course, you'll learn how to make the most of the newest accessibility features in Adobe InDesign CC to ensure your audience can make sense of your content first time regardless of any impairment. 

The course runs through the techniques and tools within InDesign as well as a live example so you can see the changes being made in real time, and the benefit it gives the end user.

What you will learn

  • Overview of InDesign and accessibility
  • Using and setting metadata

  • Images – meaningful or decorative
  • Export Tags

  • Defining paragraph styles

  • Style to Export mapping

  • Reading order
  • Exporting to PDF 
"Very insightful and informative."  

"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 

“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”

Meet your trainer - James Baverstock

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James Baverstock is an Accessibility & Usability Consultant at AbilityNet. His role includes carrying out design reviews, accessibility audits, user testing and providing in-depth consultancy to organisations on web accessibility and usability.
His background includes experience of website management, automated testing systems and consultancy on digital policies and standards. He is accredited with the Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) qualification awarded by IAAP and holds an MSc in Information Systems from City University.

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience.

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Date and time

Click on the date below to book your place for a future course:

Thursday 21 November 2024
13:00 to 14:30 GMT



Online via Zoom


  • Delivered on Zoom using its automated captions feature
  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript provided

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