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Testing & Remediation Strategies for PDF Accessibility: Intermediate Edition - Virtual

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Welcome to Testing & Remediation Strategies for PDF Accessibility: Intermediate Edition. Microassist’s goal with this course is to teach students the process to remediate and test a PDF document for accessibility issues to make the content accessible, perceivable, and usable by all those who access the information, regardless of level of ability or impairment. Given a simple PDF, participants will be able to remediate the PDF to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria to a PDF document.

Learning Outcomes / Objectives

After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Apply accessibility standards to a PDF document.
  • Use the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC platform to remediate a PDF document.
  • Apply a process to remediate a PDF document.
  • Test the PDF document against accessibility standards.

Topic List

  • Review Accessibility Standards
  • Examine Remediation Resources
    • Screen Readers
    • Color Contrast Checkers
    • Automated Accessibility Checkers
  • Set Up Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Practice Document Remediation Skills
    • New tags
    • Content Panel Navigation and Artifacting
  • Review the PDF Remediation Process
  • Assess Color Contrast
    • Modify Text Color in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Prepare Hyperlinks
    • Navigation
    • Formatting
    • Context
  • Modify Document Properties
  • Evaluate Tag Structure
    • Headings
    • Figures
    • Hyperlinks
    • Lists
    • Tables
  • Examine Alternative and Actual Text
  • Assess Document Reading Order
  • Test the PDF Document
    • Adobe Accessibility Checker
    • Screen Reader Overview

System Requirements


  1. Required
    1. Windows
    2. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
    3. Microsoft Office – 2010 or higher
  2. Optional but recommended
    1. Paciello Color Contrast Analyzer
    2. PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 3)
    3. Screen Reader (NVDA, JAWS, Etc.)


  1. Computer
  2. Monitor (2 monitors is helpful)
  3. Mouse
  4. Speakers/Headphones
  5. Microphone
  6. Camera (optional)

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