Document Accessibility Trainings

Create Inclusive and Accessible Documents

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Introduction to Accessible Forms

In this hands on workshop, participants use Microsoft Word and/or Google Docs in conjunction with Adobe Acrobat Pro to prepare and create forms accessible to assistive technology users. Following the training, participants will have the chance to submit a document to instructors for individualized feedback. 

Target Audience

  • State agencies and local governments who need to comply with state and national accessibility regulations
  • Organizations that want to create inclusive and accessible materials


Participants will:

  • Apply recognized accessibility standards (e.g., WCAG)
  • Utilize best practices in preparing forms in Word and Docs for conversion to PDF
  • Configure form fields in Adobe Acrobat Pro, incorporating proper labeling and descriptive tooltips for each field.
  • Establish an effective tab order for form fields
  • Tag the PDF document appropriately
  • Use Acrobat accessibility tools and methods to test and validate the accessibility of PDF forms
  • Submit the accessible PDF form for feedback


    Participants should be comfortable with the skills learned in:

    Participants should attend on a computer with the following programs installed:

    • Microsoft Word
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro

    Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE)

    CU Denver

    The Hub, Bioengineering

    1224 5th Street

    Suite 130

    Denver, CO 80204


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