PDF Accessibility

Digital Accessibility


Description

Most people are aware that websites must be accessible to all people, including those who use assistive technology such as screen readers to access information online. But did you know that all documents, such as spreadsheets and PDFs must also be made accessible?

This self-paced course will outline how to make portable document formats, or PDFs, accessible. It's a step-by-step guide that details what you can do to make sure your PDFs are readable by everyone.

There is no prerequisite to taking this course, but it’s appropriate for anyone who creates PDFs, from the marketing team, to teachers, to developers - literally anyone who ever has a need to PDF something.

Content
  • Section 1 - Introduction to PDF Accessibility
  • Introduction
  • Section 2 - Getting started
  • Step 1
  • Step 2: Checking current levels of accessibility
  • Quiz
  • Section 3 - Fixing or repairing PDF accessibility issues
  • Determining pass or fail
  • Section 4 - Fixing PDF accessibility issues - Category 1: Document
  • Option 1: ACCESSIBILITY PERMISSIONS FLAG
  • Option 2: Image-only PDF
  • Option 3: TAGGED PDF
  • Option 4: LOGICAL READING ORDER
  • Option 5: PRIMARY LANGUAGE
  • Option 6: TITLE
  • Option 7: BOOKMARKS
  • Option 8: COLOR CONTRAST
  • Section 5 - Fixing PDF accessibility issues - Category 2: Page Content
  • Option 1: TAGGED CONTENT
  • Option 2: TAGGED ANNOTATIONS
  • Option 3: TAB ORDER
  • Sub-option A: character ENCODING
  • Sub-option B: TAGGED MULTIMEDIA
  • Sub-option C: SCREEN FLICKER
  • Sub-option D: SCRIPTS
  • Sub-option E: TIMED RESPONSES
  • Sub-option F: ACCESSIBLE LINKS
  • Section 6 - Fixing PDF accessibility issues - Category 3: Forms
  • Option 1: tagged form fields
  • Option 2: FIELD DESCRIPTIONS
  • Section 7 - Fixing PDF accessibility issues - Category 4: Alternate Text
  • Option 1: FIGURES ALTERNATE TEXT
  • Option 2: NESTED ALTERNATE TEXT
  • Option 3: ASSOCIATED WITH CONTENT
  • Option 4: HIDES ANNOTATION
  • Option 5: OTHER ELEMENTS ALTERNATE TEXT
  • Section 8 - Fixing PDF accessibility issues - Category 5: Tables
  • Option 1: ROWS
  • Option 2: TH AND TD
  • Option 3: HEADERS
  • Option 4: REGULARITY
  • Option 5: SUMMARY
  • Section 9 - Fixing PDF accessibility issues - Category 6: Lists
  • Option 1: LIST ITEMS
  • Option 2: LBL AND LBODY
  • Section 10 - Fixing PDF accessibility issues - Category 7: Headings
  • Option 1: APPROPRIATE NESTING
  • Exam
  • Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever