Creating Accessible PDFs
Just because something is a PDF, doesn't mean it's automatically able to be read by a screen reader.
Here are some tips on how to make your PDF documents accessible:
- Some PDFs require OCR to be added so the content can be read by a screenreader.
- If you go to tools and accessibility, you are able to run a full accessibility report of your document to understand what the issues are
- Add alternate text to all images used in the PDF. You can access this through Tools - Accessibility - Set alternate text. This is very important because if your image contains vital information for your user, they won't be able to read the content they need without alt text added.
- Autotag the document for a basic idea of the reading order of this document. You can always edit and make changes to these tags by clicking on the reading order button in the accessibility menu