Offered by the Disability Access Services of the Department of Rehabilitation

Training Description

Do you need to remediate PDF documents and need to ensure they are accessible? If so, this training is for you. 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. Content creators will learn to create accessible PDF documents. Analysts who create and manage existing PDF documents will learn how to fix common errors from the accessibility checker. We will highlight the importance of using assistive technologies and human testing in accessibility checks.

This training is a mixture of lecture and hands-on training in an online platform, provided in two-hour increments over three consecutive days.

Prerequisite Training

Accessible Microsoft Office Documents is a prerequisite for the Accessible PDF Documents 2.1 training.


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

  • Create accessible PDF documents using the basic features in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro
  • Utilize tools for ensuring PDF documents are accessible in the development and remediation of the document
  • Identify and repair common accessibility errors in PDF documents, such as tags, reading order, and alternative text
  • Learn proper techniques to remediate tables, charts, and lists in PDF documents without the source file
  • Understand and use a screen reader to navigate PDF documents
  • Test accessibility of PDF documents

Intended Audience

Individuals enrolled in this training should have a basic understanding of operating a Windows System. This training will not teach you how to use Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. It is focused on the accessibility features within the software. This training is recommended for anyone responsible for creating and remediating PDF content.

Software Requirements

The following software is required for this training:

Scheduled Times

2 hour sessions for 3 days per week.

Registration requires attendance consecutively.

Cost Per Person


Prefer in-person trainings? Please contact Disability Access Services at for information and cost.



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Available Dates


Registration for all DAS trainings is first come, first served basis.

For registration, please have your supervisor complete this registration form with automatic submission.

Please submit one registration per student, per class.

If the class is held over multiple days, you only need to register for the first day in the series.

If you would like additional information or have questions, please email or call (916) 558-5755.


Invoices will be sent the day after attendance of the training with payment instructions. Per State Administrative Manual Chapter 9, payment is due within 45 days of receipt. Should you choose to pay in advance or have registration questions, contact or call the DAS main line at 916-558-5755.

Bring this class to your facility

We offer the option of providing this training to your employees for up to 30 attendees. Contact Disability Access Services Training at 916-558-5755 or via email at for additional information.

Contact DAS

For additional information about DAS services or questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws, send your questions to Disability Access Services at