How to Make Accessible PDFs

Begin with an Accessible Source Document

PDF accessibility starts with the creation of a new document. The program (or authoring tool) must support the production of an accessible electronic document. Learn how to apply accessibility in the source document using the following programs and verify that the source document meets accessibility requirements before converting to a PDF.

Convert to PDF

MU has a contract with Adobe. You can use Acrobat Pro DC to convert files to PDF, available through Adobe Creative Cloud. You can also use the Office programs to save or convert your files to PDF.

Do not use “Print to PDF” or scan to PDF.

Check Accessibility

When an application (or authoring tool) allows for user-generated content, content authors must create digital information accessible to people with disabilities. As you design, develop, or create digital content, there are a few ways to check accessibility.