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Digital Content Challenge

Creating digital content is a big part of our daily workflow; process manuals, minutes, memos, and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, or other applications. If these documents are for an audience or held on the Cal State LA web, they should be created using accessibility techniques to ensure that everyone can access the information. ITS accessibility challenges the university community to implement accessibility best practices when authoring their digital content. Take the pledge and keep Cal State LA inclusive.


Send us your document(s), and we'll return an accessible version.

Complete this form to send us your Cal State LA documents for remediation. Access to this resource requires MyCalSateLA login credentials.


Sign up your whole office or department to participate.

  1. We invite offices, programs, departments, divisions, or colleges to participate voluntarily.
  2. Identify the documents for your area, give us access to a list on your intranet, or point us to your website, and we will compile a list.
  3. We'll ask you to review the documents and indicate which are up-to-date and ready to be made accessible.
  4. Once you have sorted your list and confirmed the documents are up to date, we'll begin the remediation of your documents to ensure they are accessible.
  5. We'll provide you and your team with resources to help you stay accessible. We ask you to reach out to accessibility for assistance to ensure new documentation is shiny and accessible!

Complete this form to enroll your department in the Digital Content Challenge.


The Chancellor's Office has contracted with WebAIM to provide the CSU system with training on document accessibility techniques. Cal State LA employees can enroll in a self-paced or instructor-led accessible document training course. The course covers principles and practices for:

  • Creating accessible document content and structure in Word & PowerPoint.

  • Evaluating the accessibility of well-structured Word & PowerPoint documents.
  • Optimizing the accessibility of PDFs exported from well-structured Word & PowerPoint documents with Acrobat.
  • Creating accessible document content and structure in Excel (bonus module).

Sign up for the WebAIM course via this link (external webpage).