Document Accessibility

MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe PDFs and PDF Forms need to be accessible to students, faculty, staff and the public. Accessible practices must be followed to ensure users can access the documents. 

It is suggested that Document Accessibility Training  be attended first, to understand the why these practices are necessary. For steps to take to post documents, please see Document Remediation Process Checklist (PDF).  

Where to Start

Many of the documents posted to CSULB are PDFs.  When creating a PDF document, the best method to create them is in MS Word first, then save the document as a PDF. In MS Word, the content creator can add the specific formatting that when it is converted to a PDF will be tagged.  This tagged information helps screen reader users read the document.