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Create Accessible PDFs

How to create accessible Portable Document Format (PDF) documents that conform to the Revised 508 Standards.

Guidance

The resources in this section were developed by the Accessible Electronic Documents Community of Practice (AED COP).

Training Videos

Adobe Acrobat DC Portable Document Format (PDF)

Adobe Acrobat Pro (Older Versions)

Other Tips

  • When generating PDF documents through conversion from another format, or through an automated tool, ensure the resulting PDF file is properly tagged to support accessibility.
  • If using an authoring tool, make sure the tool is capable of generating accessible PDF documents that conform to PDF/UA (some do not).

Agency-Developed Guidance

The resources in this section were developed by Federal agencies, and shared here for your convenience. Note, much of this guidance predates the Revised 508 Standards.

Related Resources

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Reviewed/Updated: January 2020