The Document Accessibility Curriculum prepares content authors to create electronic documents that are accessible to people with disabilities. The curriculum includes a variety of courses on the creation of accessible files in key document publication tools including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.

This course provides an overview of how to identify accessibility topics and best practices necessary to create accessible Microsoft Office 2010 Word documents.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant standards for Microsoft Office 2010 Word document creation
  • Develop accessible Microsoft Office Word templates
  • Apply accessible layout and formatting features
  • Convert MS Office 2010 Word documents to PDF

This course provides an overview of accessibility topics and best practices necessary to create accessible Microsoft Word 2013 documents.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant standards for Microsoft Word 2013 document creation
  • Apply accessible layout and formatting features
  • Convert Microsoft Word 2013 documents to PDF


This course provides an overview of how to identify accessibility challenges, evaluation techniques, and remediation techniques necessary to create accessible MS Office 2010 Excel spreadsheets.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant standards for Microsoft Office 2010 Excel document creation
  • Develop accessible Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets
  • Apply accessible layout and formatting features
  • Ensure accessible visual elements
  • Create accessible data tables, charts, and forms
  • Convert a Microsoft Office 2010 Excel document to PDF

Note: The term spreadsheet encompasses Excel worksheets and workbooks.

This course provides an overview of how to identify accessibility challenges, evaluation techniques, and remediation techniques necessary to create accessible MS Office 2010 Word documents.


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant standards for Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation creation
  • Develop accessible Microsoft Office PowerPoint templates
  • Apply accessible layout and formatting features
  • Create alternatives for visual elements
  • Convert a Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation to PDF

This course provides an overview of how to describe and repair different types of accessibility issues in an Adobe InDesign document. 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the most common accessibility issues in an Adobe InDesign document
  • Repair common accessibility violations
  • Produce an accessible PDF from an InDesign source document
  • Describe how the accessible document meets several WCAG 2.0 success criteria


This course provides an overview of how to create and evaluate Portable Document Format (PDF) documents in Adobe Acrobat XI that are accessible to users with disabilities.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant accessibility issues in PDF document creation
  • Describe how to prepare the native document for conversion
  • Describe how to create PDF documents that are directly accessible to users with disabilities
  • Identify which file formats are acceptable alternatives to PDF when it is not possible or feasible to create an accessible PDF file

This course provides an overview of how to create and evaluate Portable Document Format (PDF) documents in Adobe Acrobat XI that are accessible to users with disabilities.

After completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Identify which users are affected by accessibility issues in PDF documents
  • Manually evaluate PDF documents for accessibility
  • Describe how to repair accessibility issues in PDF documents