Applied Checklist: Digital Document

Findings & Rationale

After creating this “Accessibility Quest” PDF in Canva, I remediated it (made it accessible) by performing the OCR process in ABBYY Finereader, correcting the recognized text, tagging the OCRd PDF in Adobe Acrobat, adding alt-text, adding metadata including title, author, copyright status, and primary language, and embedding fonts. It is fully functional in most screen readers. Since it’s hosted on my website under a CC license that permits users to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute, it’s a stable OER.

This document leverages humor and an adventurous spirit to address a complex topic: remediating digital documents. It introduces foundational concepts such as header hierarchies, alt-text, and alternate formats using minimalist visuals that are easy to digest. For these reasons, this document would support development of a Canvas module on digital accessibility.

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By Adam Engel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Header image "Sumi-e Mountain Landscape" by BabakoSen.