PDF Accessibility - Self-Paced


Faculty are course designers, constantly creating and curating instructional materials. College staff create and author documents to be shared campus-wide. This micro-course will help faculty and staff determine if their PDF files are accessible, and provide potential resources and strategies to delivering accessible electronic documents.


Fulfills: This is a self-paced micro-course that is not part of our certificate programs. If you are taking this course to fulfill a requirement on your campus, please check with your campus to ensure they will honor a self-paced course.
Duration: self-paced
Time Commitment: based on your input
Level of Difficulty: Beginning
Format: Self-paced course


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Determine the best format/strategy for delivering content, whether it should remain as a PDF, in a Word Doc, or a Canvas page
  • Run the Accessibility Checker and interpret its results to determine if a PDF is accessible
  • Given a PDF, identify the specific accessibility errors
  • Explain how the Tags Panel is a logical structure tree of a PDF that indicates the reading sequence of the document
  • Given an inaccessible PDF, identify the specific accessibility errors
  • Describe the PDF remediation workflow given a PDF that has no tags