Accessible Documents

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors for a workshop on how to create accessible documents (including PDFs), with Ben Peck from University Relations.

PDFs, an often-overlooked document type on the web, are garnering increasing scrutiny with the recent update to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. This workshop is a great opportunity for you to learn how to create accessible documents.

Accessible Google Docs

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, June 25th, for a presentation by Accessibility Ambassadors Amy Drayer from University Libraries and Khaled Musa of Academic Technology Support Services. 

In this presentation, Amy will go over the ins and outs of how to create Google Docs that are usable by everyone and Khaled will provide a demonstration on using Google Docs with a screen reader, and what navigating an inaccessible Doc is like for screen reader users.


People who are blind or have low vision can understand your data more easily if you create your spreadsheets and embedded charts with accessibility in mind. If you follow spreadsheet good practices, all users can better understand the story your data tells.

Documents and PDFs

At the University, we create thousands of documents each day with tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs, as well as scan printed documents and convert digital documents to PDFs. But all are accessible only if you make them scannable, searchable, legible, and readable.