Creating Accessible Documents
Remember, interns are available to provide assistance.
Maximizing flexibility is the key. Providing an electronic version of a presentation that is presented visually in class, or of a handout that is distributed in hard copy, is a good idea for several reasons. Accessible electronic versions of documents give end users the ability to:
Microsoft Word or other word processors are often used to create all kinds of documents, many of which are then turned into PDF. There are best practices that make a big difference in how usable the resulting content will be.
For detailed information on how to use features within various versions of Word Processing programs check resources like these:
Creating more Accessible PDF
Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Training Resources The Adobe Accessibility training site has a lot of great videos and step by step instructions for completing common tasks.
Making PDF Files Accessible – Tutorials from Web Accessibility for All The Web Accessibility for All site has great guidance.
UAA Faculty Video Tutorial (captioned) The key steps to creating accessible PDF are demonstrated in a captivate tutorial.
UAA PDF Quick Tip Handout The key steps to creating accessible PDF are illustrated in a printable handout.
Sample Documents for Accessible PDF Training at UAA
Note that these sample files are meant for use within one of the training sessions offered through Human Resources, CAFE, Faculty Tech, or DSS.
Creating Accessible Source Documents
Differences in PDF accessibility based on creation method