Update from the State Accessible InDesign Practices group
12/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
By Jessica Cavazos, Health Educator, Minnesota Department of Health
Comprised of members from various Minnesota executive branch agencies, our InDesign Accessibility Community of Practice meets monthly to test and develop best practices for creating accessible PDFs from Adobe InDesign. We recently finalized a short how-to document, “Creating Accessible Documents in Adobe InDesign.” Our group members have rigorously tested these best practices to ensure they meet the State of Minnesota Digital Accessibility Standard. We also tested using methods including the Acrobat Accessibility Checker, reviewing with JAWS (a screen reading software), and CommonLook (a plug-in for Acrobat Pro DC which tests and remediates PDFs).
Some of the best practices include:
/mnit/assets/indesign-accessible-documents_tcm38-413703.pdfLearn how to create accessible documents in Adobe InDesign
We are currently working on a webinar series and a more detailed document to help users create accessible documents with Adobe InDesign. Stay tuned for more updates from us in the coming months!