Ensuring Accessibility in PDFs
While originally developed by the Adobe company, using the Acrobat software, the PDF is generally a format which is converted using another program. When doing this, it’s important that the PDF is equally accessible as the original.
Scanning an Accessible PDF
Using resources on campus, you can scan documents in a way that is searchable and accessible. This video offers detailed instructions on how to do so:
Conversion to PDF in the most recent versions of Microsoft Office is easy. If a document is created using the General Practices on the Accessible Documents page, simply saving the file as a PDF will ensure accessibility with no additional steps. All students, staff and faculty can access the newest Microsoft Office software at the UMB Microsoft Office webpage.
For older versions of this software, steps to convert to PDFs can be found on the NCDAE Cheatsheets webpage.