Adobe provides a large collection of official Acrobat accessibility training guides that address authoring, evaluating and remediating Acrobat documents for accessibility using Adobe Acrobat versions 8 through 11. The ATI-recommended resources for Acrobat 11 include the following:
Adobe has summarized recent changes to accessibility support introduced in Acrobat 11 in their web article entitled Meet PDF accessibility standards.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has developed PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (HTML, 2012) which provides guidance on ensuring that PDFs conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0. Each technique is accompanied by a description, examples, links to external references and test procedures.
Creating PDF Forms for Government is a book by Ted Padova that provides comprehensive guidance on authoring effective PDF forms. Making Forms Accessible is an excerpt from this book that concisely summarizes the necessary steps to ensure that PDF forms are accessible.
The CSU ATI offers several PDF accessibility resources including:
Adobe also provides guidance on developing accessible PDF forms using LiveCycle Designer. The ATI-recommended resources for LiveCycle Designer include the following:
CSU campuses have created an abundance of training materials that are provided here as a resource and can be used at your own discretion.
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