How do I make sure a PDF is 508 compliant?

How do I make sure a PDF is 508 compliant?

To run the Adobe Acrobat Pro Accessibility Check on a PDF, select the Accessibility Tool in the Tools panel. Select Accessibility Check in the Accessibility Tool panel on the right. The Accessibility Checker panel on the left lists the 508 compliance issues.

How do you make a 508 compliant?

How to make your website 508 compliant?

  1. Navigation and accessibility using the keyboard.
  2. Alternative text for images.
  3. Transcript or captions for videos/audios.
  4. Screen reader capability.
  5. Alternative text for videos.
  6. No time limits.
  7. Color and contrast.
  8. Avoid flickering objects on the screen.

What makes a document 508 compliant?

The accessibility standards set forth by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act require electronic document accessibility for everyone, including individuals with disabilities. The most commonly used electronic document format is Adobe PDFs but Section 508 Compliance includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, too.

How do I change the security properties in Adobe PDF?

How can I change the security settings of a PDF file?

  1. Open the PDF file.
  2. Go to File and choose File permissions.
  3. Choose to protect either opening or editing the file by checking the corresponding option.
  4. Click OK.

How do you tag a PDF to make it accessible?

Tag the PDF

  1. For best results, tag a document when converting it to PDF from an authoring application.
  2. To tag a PDF in Acrobat, choose Tools > Accessibility > Add Tags To Document.
  3. The Add Tags To Document command adequately tags most standard layouts.

How do I make a PDF accessible online?

In the Publish as PDF menu, enter the File Name and then click on the Options button. In the Options menu box make sure the Document structure tags for accessibility box, is checked. Click on OK and then Publish.

Do PDFs need to be ADA compliant?

If your school is like most, you have hundreds or thousands of PDF pages (yes, thousands) linked to your website. And just like your school website is required to be ADA compliant, your PDFs also are required by law to be accessible.

How do I make a Word document 508 compliant?

The Accessibility Checker can be accessed at DAU with your Word document open, click File from the ribbon, click Info from the drop down menu on the left. Under Inspect Document click the drop down arrow Check for Issues then choose Check Accessibility.

What is PDF remediation?

PDF Remediation is the process of fixing accessibility errors that make it difficult or impossible for people with disabilities to read, navigate and interact with PDF files.

How do I make a document more accessible?

In this topic

  1. Best practices for making Word documents accessible.
  2. Check accessibility while you work in Word.
  3. Avoid using tables.
  4. Use built-in headings and styles.
  5. Create paragraph banners.
  6. Add alt text to visuals.
  7. Add accessible hyperlink text and ScreenTips.
  8. Use accessible font format and color.

How do I create an accessible form in Word?

Creating accessible Word forms

  1. Click on the Developer tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Write the question or title for the form field.
  3. In the Controls section of the Ribbon choose Check Box Content Control.
  4. Highlight the check box and click Properties in the Ribbon.
  5. Write a Title for the check box.
  6. Select OK.