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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


How to Test and Remediate PDFs for Accessibility Using Adobe Acrobat DC

How to Test and Remediate PDFs for Accessibility Using Adobe Acrobat DC

The Accessible Electronic Document Community of Practice (AED CoP) created this series of videos to explain and demonstrate the minimum steps needed to ensure your PDF is Section 508 conformant.

Duration 63m 51s | 5-part Video Series


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: February 2021