Use Adobe® Acrobat® XI to help meet accessibility standards by creating files that make it easier for people with disabilities — such as blindness, low vision, or mobility impairments — to interact with your PDF documents and forms.
"Many agencies vied for the opportunity, but it was BBDO Atlanta that figured out how to incorporate 508 compliance into PDF documents using Acrobat Pro. The functionality in Acrobat Pro enabled the agency to support this client’s particular needs."
— Trey Benton, vice president of business services, BBDO Atlanta
The Make Accessible Action will guide you through each step in creating and verifying an accessible PDF. It will help you tag content as a heading, paragraph, or image and add descriptions of images and charts. So people with blindness or low vision can navigate your document more easily.
Run an accessibility check to help ensure that your PDF conforms to the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and PDF/UA standards. Get a report of any problems and fix them right away.
Set headings up to six levels deep with the enhanced Touch Up Reading Order tool to help viewers read your content in the correct order when they’re using screen readers.
Now you can tag page elements and set alternative text for images more easily, so screen readers can announce image-based content in a tagged PDF.
How to create a PDF file that meets accessibility standards:
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