How to master indesign for accessibility/to incorporate accessibility in your epub and pdf publications How to make the most of indesign for accessibility


The recently approved European Accessibility Act requires that by June 2025 e-books are accessible for everyone. This practical course provides a detailed and specific knowledge on how to make the most of the most used authoring tool, Adobe InDesign, in terms of accessibility.

Learning objectives

Our accessibility expert will guide participants in the use of InDesign in regard to accessibility by providing practical examples, checklists, tips and tricks and sharing a methodology which will guide participants in their daily work to be compliant with the international standards for accessibility defined by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

Who is this course for

This course is intended to be a highly practical and in-depth training, thus some basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required. It is ideal for those involved in content creation and production of PDF and EPUB files already working with Adobe InDesign.

Topics covered

  • Standard format and mark-up languages (XML, CSS, SVG);
  • Semantic structure interoperability, usability and automatic conversion of contents with a focus on tagged PDFs;
  • Reading order and Table of Contents;
  • Metadata;
  • Technical requirements of an accessible digital publication (guidelines, standards, checklists and international framework);
  • Adobe InDesign workflows;
  • File correction and improvements in Acrobat Pro;
  • DRM and files protection in a context of usability and accessibility.

Number of participants

Limited to a maximum of 15 persons due the practical setting to ensure proper engagement.

Participants will need

  • A laptop or desktop computer
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Good internet connection

Follow-up materials

  • A guide on how to use Adobe InDesign in regard to accessibility
  • Accessibility checklists
  • The slides of the course


Online – on the Zoom platform


Online – on the Zoom platform


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Meet our trainers

Fondazione LIA’s team has been working side by side with Italian publishers since 2011, sharing a long-term experience in the field of accessible digital publishing. and offers a complete and in-depth training course that provides all the needed knowledge to produce accessible PDF documents and EPUBs with InDesign.

Fotografia di Gregorio Pellegrino

Gregorio Pellegrino

LIA’s Chief Accessibility Officer, computer engineer and accessibility expert since 2013. He is responsible for the technical aspects of LIA’s consulting and training activities and takes part in several international working groups of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and Daisy Consortium.


Standard fee for one participant

Reductions available

  • 2° participant of the same publishing house: 520€
  • Any additional participant of the same publishing house: 260€

Reductions for IPA/FEP members

  • 1° participant: 480€
  • 2° participant of the same publishing house: 400€
  • Any additional participant of the same publishing house: 200€
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    Online training

    Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    Time: 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
    Price: 360 EUR

    Reduction available

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