DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Accessible Documents

November 18, 2019

Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on Thursday, December 12th, for a presentation by Ben Peck of University Relations about making accessible Word and Google Docs and how to convert them to Portable Document Format (PDF).

Good digital accessibility practices go beyond just making web pages friendlier. Online digital content such as PDFs fall under the same accessibility standards as websites and are equally as vital to people with disabilities. Non-developers also have a part to play in creating accessible content, and this presentation will be a great starting point for everyone, even those who aren’t writing code.

Pre-work: If you would like to test the process we will be using on a document of your own, be sure that you have recent versions of Office and Acrobat Pro DC installed on your computer. Acrobat should be installed on all University-owned devices and Office is available to install at no charge to University-owned computers. Contact Technology Help for assistance.

Please note: Neither devices nor food will be provided as part of this event; please BYO.

DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Accessible Documents
December 12th, noon-2 p.m.
Andersen Library 120
or via Zoom
The first hour will consist of the featured presentation; the last hour will be set aside for Q&A and hands-on help.

Please RSVP to let us know if you are coming. Any accommodation requests should be made before November 28th.

About the Ambassadors

Accessibility Ambassadors is a group of University staff who are passionate about making U of M digital resources more accessible online. They bring different skills, strengths, and backgrounds, but all want to create an inclusive and accessible community at the U.

They host events to teach, advocate, and discuss digital accessibility topics and strive to be resources for the University community.

For more information, join the Google Group or send an email to:

Recipient of a Campus Climate Micro-Grant.