• Over 1 Billion people are classified as having a disability or require assistive technology. 
    • 1 in 7 or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher for developing countries.
    • One-fifth of the estimated global total, or between 110 million and 190 million people, experience significant disabilities.
    • One in 4 U.S. adults – 61 million Americans – have a disability that impacts major life activities, according to a report in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The most common disability type, mobility, affects 1 in 7 adults 
  • 1 in 59 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. 
  • 285 Million people are legally blind - worldwide
    • US Census - About 8.1 million people had difficulty seeing, including 2.0 million who were blind or unable to see.
  • 466 Million people are hard of hearing - worldwide
    • US Census - About 7.6 million people experienced difficulty hearing, including 1.1 million whose difficulty was severe. About 5.6 million used a hearing aid

Who is Responsible for Accessibility at CCP

We all are! Because accessibility is the work of the whole college

Resources to Help

  • ADA Accessibility Committee
  • Center on Disability
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Library

Creating Accessible Materials

  • Headings
  • Lists
  • Meaningful Links
  • Alternative Text
  • Color
  • Tables
  • Captioning
  • Equations

PDF Examples

Review the 4 PDFs below and find which documents are accessible.

PDF Image example of a document printed and then scanned in example of document printed - scanned with OCR example of a document printed to PDF writter example of fully accessible pdf
PDF Link  Example PDF 1  Example PDF 2  Example PDF 3  Example PDF 4
Accessible No Not Good Enough Possible Yes
Creation Method Printed -> Scan (photocopied or scanned) Printed -> Scan with OCR Printed by PDF writer Created as an Accessible Document
  • PDF is a large image and can not be read
  • Requires OCR to read the text and create Meta Data
  • Front of PDF is scan image of the document
  • Metadata is behind document via OCR
  • Missing structure and accuracy
  • Maybe readable depending on the software used to create document and software to open document
  • No structure to document
  • Fully compliant
  • Tagging is in place
  • Reading order has been checked
Post Processing to Fix Document
  1. OCR document
  2. Correct text to ensure accuracy
  3. Provide formatting hints
  4. Create alt text
  5. tag document
  6. Check reading order
  1. Correct text to ensure accuracy
  2. Provide formatting hints
  3. Create alt text
  4. tag document
  5. Check reading order
  1. OCR document
  2. Correct text to ensure accuracy
  3. Provide formatting hints
  4. Create alt text
  5. tag document
  6. Check reading order


Time to fix this document 1 hour  1 hour  1 hour  None

Working Word Document

Kitchen Sink MS Word Example (Raw)

Kitchen Sink MS Word Example (Accessible)

Sample Syllabus

The following seed document is a sample syllabi provided as-is. You may use it as a starting point to modify your own course syllabus buy replacing the brackets [] with your course information. Your department may have other templates or requirements, please make sure your template follow good structure.

Sample Syllabus Template

Video with Descriptions