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Making PDFs Accessible the Easy Way
May 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half hour long active learning session, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on training in making an accessible PDF.
Please bring a laptop with Adobe Acrobat installed. If you do not have a laptop one will be provided for you at the Learning Lab.
By the end of this training you should be able to:
- Describe what PDF accessibility is and why it important
- Properly scan a book or paper to convert to PDF
- Run the PDF accessibility checker
- Set image alt tags
- Build header structure into the PDF
- Set proper reading order
- Use a color contrast checker