PDF Accessibility: Everything You Need to Know

PDF Accessibility: Everything You Need to Know

2013 is drawing to a close and we wanted to highlight some of the best posts on the Deque blog you may have missed. Earlier this year, Denis Boudreau published a popular four-part series on PDF Accessibility. We have rounded up all the posts here so you can catch up. Requirements for an Accessible PDF In the first post of the series, Denis lays out… Continue Reading PDF Accessibility: Everything You Need to Know

Requirements for Accessible PDF part four: Proper Conversion Process

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In the first three parts of this series, we've looked at ways through which content can be optimized directly in the authoring source document, so accessibility is built right in from the very beginning. We've argued why it was preferable to build accessibility right in, rather than waiting until the document had been converted from an authoring source to bolt it on the resulting PDF.… Continue Reading Requirements for Accessible PDF part four: Proper Conversion Process

Requirements for Accessible PDF part 3 – Authoring Best Practices

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While this post is not meant as tutorial on creating accessible content with Microsoft Word or OpenOffice, keeping the following pointers in mind will help build accessibility right in the source documents - this list covers a few of the most important things to keep in mind. And as we saw in the previous posts, building accessibility in our source document is usually better than… Continue Reading Requirements for Accessible PDF part 3 – Authoring Best Practices

Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

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In the first post of this series, we covered why integrating accessibility at the very first steps of a project can be beneficial to the process of PDF remediation. We also covered why it is always better to plan accessibility in advance, by building it into the source document rather than bolting it onto the PDF document. The most efficient way to build in accessibility… Continue Reading Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 1

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When asked what the most important PDF accessibility requirements are, most people will tell you that in order to be considered accessible, PDF documents need to: Be tagged using semantic markup so they become easily navigable by assistive technologies such as screen readers and refreshable braille displays Have their logical reading order specified independently of their visual appearance so their accessibility is enhanced for people… Continue Reading Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 1