Accessibility Bites: PDF Documents

Session Description: 

In this session, we will explore how to create and review PDFs for accessibility. The session will reinforce the importance of ensuring documents are accessible before converting them to PDFs and will cover the remediation process. We will also discuss tools that can review PDFs for accessibility and how PDFs can be a barrier to learners. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Explain elements of Word or PowerPoint documents that can become accessibility barriers 
  • Use Adobe to review PDFs for accessibility 

What to Bring: 

  • A Word or PowerPoint document you wish to make into a PDF, or a PDF file you have already created 


  1. Outlining how to create and review PDFs for accessibility 
  2. Use Word, PowerPoint, or Adobe Acrobat to review the accessibility of files 
  3. Participant questions and next steps 

To view the other events in this series, visit Accessibility Bites

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About the Facilitator:

Your facilitator for this session will be Ann Gagné 

Ann (she/her) is a queer settler with invisible and dynamic disabilities, passionate about increasing awareness of accessible pedagogy and resources to include disabled learners. She has been working in higher education for almost 20 years.  With an interdisciplinary educational background, Ann has used her training and experience in her roles as an instructional designer, curriculum developer, and educational developer.