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PDF Accessibility

A few months ago, I tweeted about a number of PDF sessions run by Adobe and AGIMO. The slides and advice are now available from AGIMO’s Web Guide PDF Accessibility page.

In summary, PDFs can be used as long at least one other accessible format is provided with all PDF documents.

Other advice include:

  • First consider the needs of their users. Is the information to be presented best handled by a PDF?
  • When creating accessible PDFs, work with properly structured source files
  • Always tag PDF files
  • Avoid scanned PDFs, or at least optimise them for accessibility (e.g. using Optical Character Recognition).
  • Link to a list of PDF Readers instead of linking directly to PDF readers from agency websites.
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