When you save a Word file as PDF, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your PDF file retains the accessibility features you included in your Word document (headings, ALT text for graphics, etc.).
It is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations from the Center for Educational Access each semester.
The use of proper headings is one of the most important formatting cues for a screen reader user. Proper heading structure enables learners to understand the structural hierarchy of the document.
Textual alternatives to images should be provided for learners with visual and certain cognitive disabilities employing screen readers. This also enables images to be understood in the event that they are not displayed in the browser.
You should follow some general best practices when writing for online readers to make sure that text and hyperlinks are accessible for all readers regardless of ability.