PDFs must be accessible to ensure the widest possible readership and to allow all students to participate fully in online courses. It's easiest to produce an accessible document by creating it in WORD or PowerPoint or HTML and then to save it as a PDF.
First: Scan with OCR “Optical Character Recognition.”
Make sure your phone app produces "OCR" scans.
"Dropbox Enterprise License" version allows for OCR scans.
CUNY users login to Dropbox using CUNYFirst login for the enterprise version.
Second: Apply Adobe Acrobat Pro “Accessibility Checker” (instructions below) to address accessibility issues.
Third: Provide a WORD transcript of a scanned PDF if the PDF is not accessible.
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC has an "accessibility checker" to:
Tip: limit black edges on scans to reduce the toner required to print a scan.
A Library Publishing Coalition webinar on the requirements for PDF accessibility, including how to create an accessible PDF and how to evaluate and confirm the accessibility of existing PDFs.
This recorded webinar covers how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to create PDFs that are accessible to people with disabilities: what it means for a PDF to be accessible; generating accessible PDFs from Microsoft Office and other applications; and using Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker and Make Accessible Action Wizard to evaluate the accessibility of a PDF and make basic accessibility fixes.
This recorded webinar covers how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to correct basic tagging issues in a PDF, preparing Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for accessibility work and solving tagging problems related to logical reading order, lists, artifacts, tables, and figures.
You’ve mastered the basics of creating accessible PDFs, but what about more complex documents? This recorded webinar covers advanced techniques such as working with scanned documents, complex tables, and complex lists. Exercise files courtesy of Adobe and Microsoft.
This National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) videocast series reviews remediating accessible PDF documents.These brief tutorial videos are a fast and easy way to get started and/or review how to check and remediate documents in Adobe PDF.
A quick video on how to correct a PDF scan which has tagged annotation fails.