InDesign accessibility

Learn how to produce accessible content in the Adobe InDesign software

Date and time

Thursday 18 February 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30 GMT

Please note, the date for this course has now passed - but you can purchase the recording below or join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

Location

Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform

Accessibility

  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

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The date for this course has now passed - but you can purchase the recording below or join our mailing list and we will keep you updated when the training is repeated in the near future.

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.

Length of course: 1.5 hours

What will be covered

  • 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 

This course will look at

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.


Learning objectives

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

Level of training

  • Intermediate. You will need some awareness of accessibility standards and this course will focus on how these can be applied.

Who is this training for

This course is aimed at:

  • Designers

  • Content authors


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

What to bring

  • You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Why train with us?

  • 97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019
     
  • Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What our previous attendees say

"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 our trainer

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James Nash is a Senior Accessibility & Usability Consultant with AbilityNet. He's been working on the web since 1998 as a designer, a front-end developer, UX Prototyper and Technical Lead at both agencies and FTSE250 companies including MoneySuperMarket.com. He has an abiding passion for accessibility and web standards, and believes in creating a more accessible world for everyone.
 
James manages a small team of accessibility consultants in delivering accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in accessibility of agile projects.

About our training team

Our trainers have decades of experience between them. They deliver accessibility consultancy ranging from technical audits and user tests, through to ongoing involvement in the accessibility of enterprise-level agile projects. They regularly champion accessibility at conferences, lead webinars, and run workshops.