Create accessible PDF files for people with disabilities using Acrobat XI

Learn how to create accessible PDF or create compliant PDF for documents that need to meet PDF/UA and WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.

By Adobe – September 7, 2012

 



In this tutorial, learn how to use Acrobat XI Pro to create accessible PDF or how to create compliant PDF for documents that need to meet PDF/UA and WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.

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Create accessible PDF files for people with disabilities using Acrobat XI

Adobe – September 7, 2012

Preparing accessible PDF documents that can be used by people with visual impairments or other disabilities is important to all of us. Let me show you how Acrobat XI Pro makes it easy. The make it accessible action walks me through all the steps. Let's start. The first thing we need to do is add the document description. I'll add the document title. If this was a scanned document or a form, Acrobat XI Pro would make it searchable or detect the fillable form fields for me. The language of the document must be set, so the action takes care of that. Next I'll enter alternate text for images in the document. Finally, Acrobat XI Pro will run a full accessibility check and generate a report showing if there are any errors. And the make accessible action is complete. Acrobat XI Pro helps you quickly prepare documents that meet international standards for accessibility.


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Ryan

11, 2013-01-08 08, 2013

Would you be able to provide technical details on how to fix documents that fail the accessibility check?

I’d like to see further use of the tagging tree.

Hi Ryan,

Great tutorial suggestion—especially since a lot of this has improved in Acrobat XI Pro. One thing that you might look into at this point is the detailed report that Acrobat XI Pro. creates. Here you can find a lot of detail about how to fix various types of accessibility errors. Also, here is a link to further information in the Help content:
http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html

Thanks,
Lori

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