Use software that creates accessible PDFs, like Microsoft Word (Windows only) or InDesign. Note: MS Word for Mac cannot create an accessible PDF. You must either use LibreOffice or save to PDF on a Windows computer.
Run OCR on scanned items.
Fully determining the accessibility of a PDF document is challenging. The following will give you get an overview of a document's accessibility:
In Adobe Acrobat Pro choose Full check under View, then Tools, then Accessibility.
Confirm the correct document reading order by selecting Read Out Loud in the View menu to have the document read to you.
Most of Collaborate’s functionality is accessible.
Application Sharing will cause problems for screen reader users. NOTE: some content presented in the video may need to be repurposed in a textual format for people with visual impairments.
The Blackboard Collaborate interface is accessible.
Check documents that you share with others. You may need to provide some content in an ALT format.
Live captioning will be needed for users with hearing impairments.
Check with your department to find acceptable Math equation editors.
Check with your book publisher to make sure all products are accessible.
Lane's Center for Accessible Resources may be able to help you if you have a specific request.
Always save your source files. You may need them to convert to a different format.
If you're creating a form on Drupal, these labels are created automatically for you, though it is your responsibility to create meaningful labels.