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Testing and Remediating PDF’s for Sec. 508 Compliance

This is an intermediate –level class that covers testing and remediating existing PDF formatted documents for 508 Compliance in accordance with the refreshed guidelines mandated for compliance as of January 2018. Customer agencies are encouraged to bring their own PDF files to class for hands on testing and remediation strategies. This course is sure to assist customer agencies with future remediation screening as publications are created and screened before release for public access.

Prerequisites: knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and PDF’s; coursework or equivalent experience in accessible word, PD, or InDesign documents is very helpful.

Dates: April 16 – 17
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: GPO Headquarters, Washington, DC
Cost: $775

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Methods of Payment
GPO accepts the following methods of payment: Purchase Card or GPO Deposit Account You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your successful registration for this class. If payment is required, an Institute staff member will be in contact.

In the event that a class must be cancelled by The Institute at GPO, every effort will be made to notify you by email of the cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the class date. You will receive information regarding the option to transfer your registration to another class offered by The Institute or to choose to receive a refund.

If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, contact us at [email protected] as soon as you know you will not be able to attend. Every effort will be made to reschedule you for a later class date, if available.

Special Needs Requests
If you have special needs such as interpreters or readers, please let us know at least five weeks in advance of the class (sub-contractors require 30 days notice for these services). Although we are pleased to make whatever arrangements are necessary to ensure that all students receive the maximum benefit from the training, the Institute operates on a cost-recovery basis and must recoup any added fees from the student's agency.