PDF Authors Workshop

  • 2 x 3 hour sessions via Zoom
  • Laptop required
  • Bespoke price on application
  • Max. 20 students

Enables PDF authors to understand accessibility principles, apply them in their creation of PDFs from Word, Powerpoint, or InDesign, and use Acrobat Pro to add accessibility to any pre-made PDFs they are asked to publish.

PDFs are often overlooked when you are considering the accessibility of your website or app. But they are often a key part of the user experience, especially as they are frequently delivered as the result of entering information or buying a product. This course enables you to ensure that they don’t let down your customer experience.

This workshop is only available bespoke. Please contact us to ask any questions.

You will learn how to...

Ensure all PDFs that you create or publish are accessible to as many of your users as reasonably possible

  • Review when PDFs should and shouldn't be used to publish information online
  • Better understand the user experience of accessible and inaccessible PDFs through assistive technologies (especially screen readers)
  • Ensure that PDFs created through Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or InDesign are accessible – understanding key accessibility checkpoints, how to create documents that pass them, how to test them using in-built accessibility checkers, and ensure accessibility features are included when you save them as tagged PDFs
  • Check and fix accessibility issues in PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro (where you don't have the source format file, or the source format has accessibility limitations)
  • Practical exercises in making accessible PDFs

Who is it for?

Suitable for anyone who creates or manages the publication of PDFs on websites or mobile apps


To you

  • You will better understand the need for accessibility, and improve your skills in making accessible PDFs
  • You will better understand the accessibility features available in the tools you use to create PDFs (Word, Powerpoint or InDesign)
  • You will better understand how to test and fix the accessibility of PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Pro

To your organisation

  • Confidence that your PDFs authors can create PDFs which don't let down your website or app's accessibility
  • Understanding of the accessibility strengths and limitations of different tools to create PDFs, and how to get the best out of the accessibility features they support
  • A key step on your journey to becoming ISO 30071-1 Ready



  • Completion of the pre-course learning questionnaire
  • A general knowledge of the tools that you currently use to create PDFs (Word, Powerpoint or InDesign)


  • Laptop required for Zoom and so you can participate in the key training exercises

Meet one of our trainersAbout Yacoob

Yacoob has over 15 year’s experience of improving inclusion in government and corporate environments. Backed with his Master’s degree in Digital Inclusion he is passionate about all things inclusive and accessible, with a particular interest in education and customer journeys. He loves bringing people together to collaborate on balancing business and customer needs to ensure a practical, impactful and efficient way forwards, especially through Live and Snapshot audits and PDF training.

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