Section 508 Compliance Training Class

Price: $849
Length: 2 Day

(Custom/Group Training Available.  Please contact us for additional information.)

Course Description

The Section 508 Compliance for Graphic Designers is designed to become familiar with, and come into compliance with, the Federal Government’s ADA Section 508 accessibility regulations. It covers both Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat features to help meet those requirements. Students are expected to be familiar with InDesign and Acrobat already, as no time is allotted to review any basics of either application.
Course Outline:

  • What are the Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act accessibility requirements?
  • Workflow adjustments to comply with accessibility standards (update from earlier InDesign versions)
  • Authoring documents for accessibility in Adobe InDesign
  • Organizing content for PDF export in Articles panelWorking with Sroey Editor
  • Paragraph styles PDF export mapping
  • Adding alternate text to images and charts, utilizing metadata
  • Setting up Object Styles Export options related to accessibility
  • Preparing bookmarks, hyperlinks, interactive form fields, and flexible text reflow
  • Working with tables, anchored objects, and captions
  • Preserving accessibility features when exporting to PDF
  • Using the Accessibility Checker and the Tags panel in Acrobat
  • Adjusting tags and structure in Adobe Acrobat
  • Editing a Role Map
  • Running Accessibility Checker in Acrobat
  • Applying fixes


  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign (any version)
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat

Session Times:  9 am – 4 pm Daily

Session Location:
The Business University – Alexandria
1940 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314