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

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Welcome to Testing & Remediation Strategies for PDF Accessibility: Advanced 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 PDF document, participants will be able to remediate the PDF to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria, which will be able to meet PDF/UA standards with no unintentional warnings or errors. Participants will also be given advanced items to remediate.

Learning Outcomes / Objectives

After completing this class, you will be able to: 

  • Review accessibility standards, tools, and processes for a PDF document. 
  • Apply PDF/UA standards to a PDF document. 
  • Remediate advanced elements. 
  • Work with the PAC3 tool. 
  • Practice remediation topics to meet your needs. 

Topic List

  • Review Accessibility Standards 
  • Examine Remediation Resources 
    • Screen Readers 
    • Color Contrast Checkers 
    • Automated Accessibility Checkers 
    • PAC3 
  • Breakdown PDF/UA Standards 
  • Examine common PAC3 Errors 
    • Bounding Boxes
    • Structure Element 
    • Annotations
    • Alternative Text 
  • Evaluate the Remediation Process
    • WCAG 2.0 
    • PDF/UA 
  • Illustrate Advanced Remediation Elements
    • Color Contrast
    • Languages
    • Complex Tables
    • Form Fields
    • Scanned PDF Documents
  • Practice Remediation
    • Expert in the Room 

System Requirements


  1. Required
    1. Windows
    2. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
    3. Microsoft Office – 2010 or higher
  2. Optional but recommended
    1. TGPi's 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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