Accessible PDF training for faculty and staff

Adobe Acrobat logoFaculty and staff are invited to an upcoming lunch and learn workshop on accessible PDFs: what are they, why do we need them and how can they be created. The virtual workshop is noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.

Accessible documents ensure that all members of a campus community can be equal participants and receive access to the documents, communication and electronic information we create. They are easier to design from an original source as opposed to editing them in a non-accessible format.

In this workshop we will:

  • Focus primarily on Word documents saved as a PDF
  • Discuss the logic behind accessible PDFs
  • Learn how to identify accessible vs non-accessible PDFs
  • Learn how to create an accessible Word document and save it as a PDF
  • Learn the use of “styles” to structure a document
  • Learn how to add alt tags for images
  • Learn how to check for accessibility when a document is complete
  • Briefly cover other PDF documents created from the Microsoft Office suite

This is a hands-on event that will be taught via Zoom. We will work with various documents to provide a wide area of overage on accessibility barriers when creating PDFs from the Microsoft Office Suite Word program.

RSVP Jorja Waybrant, Office of Learning Resources, by April 19 at

Email RSVP to Accessible PDF Workshop

Contact: Jorja Waybrant

April 6, 2021

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