Documents such as PDFs on a website, shared with a large audience, such as course and marketing materials, or required forms used by a department must be accessible.
- HTML web pages are likely more accessible than PDFs, but if you use PDFs, they must be accessible.
- Create a new document if you have the PDF version but not the original document.
- Apply accessibility practices as you create a new document in the authoring tool, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign, BEFORE converting it to a PDF.
- Convert the document using Adobe Acrobat Professional to a PDF.
- Do not use “Print to PDF” or scan to PDF.
- To check documents for accessibility, visit the Check for Accessibility page.
- PDF accessibility overview (Adobe)
- PDF accessibility article (WebAIM)
- Create & verify PDF accessibility (Adobe)
- Create accessible PDF Forms Using Adobe Acrobat Pro (Adobe)
- Prepare InDesign documents for accessible PDF export (Adobe)
- Acrobat accessibility videos (Adobe)
- Contracted Document Remediation Providers