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FY17 Online Training Course Descriptions

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Once enrolled each attendee receives the format/agenda prior to their training session start date. All Institute courses have a minimum enrollment requirement in order to be offered, therefore all course offering dates are subject to change. The Institute is also prepared to offer a customized "online" training experience, for interested customer agencies, contact the Institute for more information.

508 Compliance using Adobe Acrobat with MS Word (Online Live) more details

Learn how to make Sec. 508-compliant Word documents and PDFs in this 3-day intensive workshop. Topics include: Understanding Sec. 508 standards and guidelines for federal documents, creating Word source documents that are compliant, exporting compliant PDFs, and remediating existing PDFs. This foundation class on how to create accessible files is designed for writers, editors, web masters, production managers, and graphic designers.

Jan 17 - 19
4 days — $875
9:00am – 2:00pm

Sec. 508 Compliance with Adobe InDesign and Acrobat (Online Live) more details

This intermediate-level class teaches how to create InDesign layouts that produce Sec. 508-compliant PDFs for websites, in addition to press-quality PDFs for print. Topics include: Sec. 508 standards and guidelines for federal documents, InDesign’s tools for accessibility, controlling accessibility in the INDD layout, exporting Sec. 508-compliant PDFs, checking and testing the PDFs for compliance, and advanced InDesign features. These accessibility techniques can also prepare InDesign files for web publishing, content management systems (CMS), and EPUBs as well as improve search engine optimization (SEO).

Prerequisite: Basic and/or Intermediate Adobe InDesign classes, or equivalent work experience. The class is for experienced publishers seeking to master Sec. 508 compliance of PDFs created from InDesign. Students should be comfortable creating basic documents (newsletters, brochures, reports) from InDesign before taking this class.

Feb 21 - 23
4 days — $875
9:00am – 2:00pm

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