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Creating Accessible PDF Files

Creating Accessible PDF Files

PDF has become a commonplace format for the distribution and exchange of electronic documents. As with other file formats, PDFs need to meet the accessibility requirements that make it possible for people with disabilities to access electronic information.


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Acrobat and Accessibility - Adobe 

The definitive source from Adobe, this site lists many articles, tutorials, FAQ, tools, and techniques for making content created with Adobe Acrobat more accessible.


How to Create Accessible Adobe PDF Files Booklet - Adobe 

This Adobe PDF booklet is a step-by-step guide that covers the basics for creating and optimizing PDF files so that they can be made accessible to users with disabilities such as blindness or low vision. 


Making PDF Documents Accessible 

Self-paced tutorial covering the Portable Document Format and the various ways it can be made more accessible.


Accessibility and PDF Documents 

Extensive list of articles, tools, and techniques for making PDF documents more accessible.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/24/14