Accessible PDF Documents

Offered by the Disability Access Services of the Department of Rehabilitation

Class Description:

Content creators will learn to create accessible PDF documents, including forms. Analysts who create and manage existing PDF documents will learn how to fix common errors from the accessibility report. We will highlight the importance of using assistive technologies and human testing in accessibility checks. All too often document authors rely solely on software tools to check for accessibility resulting in electronic content that has significant problems with both accessibility and usability for persons who utilize assistive technologies. This class is a mixture of lecture and hands-on training with a laptop.


Accessible Microsoft Office Documents is a prerequisite for the Accessible PDF Documents training.


As a result of attending this class, participants will be able to:

  • Create accessible PDF documents, including forms using the basic features in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

  • Utilize online resources for ensuring PDF documents are accessible at any stage in the development of the document

  • Identify and repair accessibility errors in Adobe PDF

  • Understand how assistive technologies navigate documents, including forms

  • Test accessibility of Adobe PDF documents and forms

Intended Audience:

This class is not intended for new Adobe Acrobat Professional users. This class is recommended for anyone that is responsible for creating PDF documents, including forms. The information taught in this class is specific to the accessibility features within the software.

Scheduled Times:

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Cost Per Person:

$65.00 check payable to "Department of Rehabilitation"


Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Available Dates:

  • August 8, 2018, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM

  • September 12, 2018, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM

  • October 17, 2018, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM

  • November 7, 2018, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM


To Register:

Email the following information to

  • Please provide:
    Proof of completion: Accessible Microsoft Office Documents class

  • Name:

  • Department:

  • Title:

  • Email:

  • Phone:

  • Date* you wish to attend:

  • Reasonable Accommodation** request:

* Space is limited in each class, please provide a first and second choice in case your first choice of date to attend the class is already full. Make sure you Register Early.

** In order to ensure we can meet your Reasonable Accommodation request, please submit this information to us at least two weeks in advance of your first choice of date you wish to attend.

An invoice, with payment instructions, will be provided upon confirmation of registration.

For registration questions contact or call the DAS main line at 916-558-5755 or.

Bring This Class to Your Facility:

We offer the option of bringing this training to your facility utilizing your department's on-site computer lab for up to 20 attendees. If this seems like a better option for your department, contact Vienalyn Tankiamco at 916-558-5760 or via email at Vienalyn.Tankiamco(at) for additional information.




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