InDesign accessibility

Learn how to produce accessible content in the Adobe InDesign software

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value this year, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 

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  • Wednesday 29 June 2022
  • 10:00 to 11:30 BST

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Length of course: 1.5 hours

What will be covered

  • Overview of InDesign and accessibility
  • Using and setting metadata

  • Images – meaningful or decorative
  • Export Tags

  • Defining paragraph styles

  • Style to Export mapping

  • Reading order
  • Exporting to PDF 

This course will look at

In this course, you'll learn how to make the most of the newest accessibility features in Adobe InDesign CC to ensure your audience can make sense of your content first time regardless of any impairment. 

The course runs through the techniques and tools within InDesign as well as a live example so you can see the changes being made in real time, and the benefit it gives the end user.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course you will know how to:

  • Understand the difference between accessible and inaccessible content 
  • How to group and structure written content in InDesign CC 
  • How to add information to images for users of assistive technology 
  • How to export InDesign files to PDF to improve accessibility

Level of training

  • Intermediate.

    Attendees should have a basic knowledge of how to use InDesign. The training covers how to use InDesign’s features to make documents created from it more accessible for users with disabilities, but it is not a full beginner’s course in using InDesign as an application. It may also be beneficial if attendees have some prior knowledge of accessibility standards and principles, as can be gained from the free Introduction to Digital Accessibility course.

Who is this training for

This course is aimed at:

  • Designers

  • Content authors

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience

What to bring: You will need a good internet connection, access to a laptop or desktop computer and to be able to open/use the Zoom platform without restrictions on your device

Location: Online - this course is delivered via the Zoom platform


  • The course will be delivered with live captions
  • We can share slides in advance if required
  • A captioned recording with transcript will be shared with attendees after the live event

Why train with us?

  • 97% of attendees rated our webinars and training ‘Excellent' or ’Good’ in 2019
  • Attendees will receive a link to the recording of the training to watch back at your leisure after the event. (And you’ll always have access to the latest advice as we will update the content on the link when the training is repeated in the future.)

What our previous attendees say

"Very insightful and informative."  
"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 
“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”

Meet our trainer

Zenab Khan smiling at camera

Zenab Khan is an Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet.
Her role includes carrying out accessibility audits, design reviews, user testing, and providing in-depth consultancy to clients across the private and public sectors for their digital products.

Her background includes UX Design, and delivering process improvement consultancy to organisations.
She is a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and holds a degree in Industrial Systems Engineering (process improvement) from University of Washington and UX Design, General Assembly.  

Zenab also enjoys baking and biking in her spare time.