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How To: Document Accessibility

How-to guide on making Documents Accessible

Checking PDF Document Accessibility

PDF Documents should also be checked for accessibility. Making a Word Document accessible makes the PDF check a lot easier and manageable.

Main items to watch for:

  • Title and Author
  • Tagging
  • Add ALT-Text to images, tables, graphs,or indicating images are decorative (does not need alt-text)
  • Check to be sure the document has optical character recognition (OCR) to be readable.

After checking accessibility, if your document needs work it may look like this:

The primary area to focus on first is Errors. Secondarily, Warnings. Lastly, Tips.