In light of the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the guidance related to in-person gatherings from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), our in-person trainings will be postponed. We are working towards a solution that will provide the digital and communication accessibility expertise you have been experiencing.

In the meantime, please check out the resources provided in the Web Accessibility Toolkit and the Disability Access Services site for creating accessible content. You will find guides, tutorials, and helpful links to assist you in creating accessible content. Thank you again for your patience and support as we work together to continue to provide services to our consumers during this challenging time. The DOR appreciates your commitment in support of our shared vision for employment, independence, and equality for people with disabilities.

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 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 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

This class will not teach you how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro. The focus of this class is specific to the accessibility features within the software. This class is recommended for anyone that is responsible for creating and remediating PDF documents.

Scheduled Times

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Cost Per Person

$206.00 check payable to "Department of Rehabilitation"


Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Available Dates

  • To be determined

To Register

Email the following information to

  • 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.

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 18 attendees. If this seems like a better option for your department, contact Vienalyn Tankiamco at 916-558-5771 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