Remediate accessibility issues efficiently using this workflow. #accessibility
A scanned PDF is just that, a scanned image of a document that is saved as a PDF. Adobe also has an app called Adobe Scan that allows you to scan a document to PDF using your smart phone. Scanned PDFs are missing tags. Tags provide screen readers with the coding to read the text … Continue reading Creating Accessible Scanned PDFs
Accessibility checkers are great, but they are not a magic wand. All documents require some manual remediation to ensure accessibility. #accessibility
Properly identify table cells to ensure document accessibility.
Understading what document tags are and what they do is essential to creating PDFs that are accessible.
Not all PDFs are created equal. For example, when scanning a paper document to a PDF format. Scanned documents are not readable by screen readers without some accessibility remediation. Once a document is scanned it needs to be tagged to be considered accessible. Tagging is process of adding computer coding that provides screen readers with … Continue reading Enhance Scanned Documents
Turn paper documents into electronic files without a scanner.
When it comes to remediating accessibility issues in PDF documents, a best practice is to make changes to the source document. So, what is a source document? A source document is the document in its original source file type. Many people create documents in Word and convert them to PDF. The .docx file created by … Continue reading Remediate Accessibility Issues in Source Documents
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC comes equipped with an Accessibility tool to assist with remediating accessibility issues. To access the tool and add it to your tool pane: Open Tools Scroll to Protect & Standardize Find Accessibility and select Add Add the Accessibility tool to your toolbar The tool is now easily accessed in the right … Continue reading Acrobat Accessibility Tool
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have a tool available to help identify and remediate accessibility issues. The tool is available at File > Info > Check for Issues > Check Accessibility. The Accessibility Checker will appear in the right-hand sidebar. When you highlight the error two things happen: Additional information about the error, warning, or … Continue reading Microsoft Check Accessibility Tool