Document Accessibility: PDF

Resource Type: 
BuckeyeLearn Module
Resource Category: 
Document Accessibility
Content Writers, Document Designers

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This file format was created by Adobe in the 1990s to offer a way to preserve visual formatting from various authoring programs and allow people to share files anywhere on any machine.

PDF offers many accessibility features, but they must be deliberately incorporated — they don’t happen by accident. Although the process can be time-consuming, you’ll see that it’s nothing more than adopting an accessible design approach and following an explicit checklist of items.

45 minutes