PDF Accessibility (Advanced): Complex Tables and Forms

Advanced PDF Accessibility: Complex Tables and Forms

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Technical level: Intermediate (HTML knowledge highly recommended)

Duration: 45 minutes (online self-paced class, estimate)

IAAP CAECs: 0.75 (This class counts toward renewal of IAAP certification)

Languages available: English, Dutch

Course Synopsis:

This course focuses on creating accessible complex tables and forms in PDF format and includes downloadable practice files to follow along with the instructions and examples. Specific techniques include:

For complex tables:

  • Simplifying complex tables
  • Setting the scope and span in complex tables
  • Creating and associating header cell IDs with data cells

For forms:

  • Creating forms in Microsoft Word and exporting to PDF
  • Using the automatic Prepare Form tool in Acrobat
  • Creating and editing different types of form fields, including text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, drop down lists, buttons, and more.
  • Setting and verifying form field properties
  • Adding Tags