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Create Web Accessible PDF Files

How-to Instructions | Testing PDF Files | Best Practices | Standards

Making Acrobat documents accessible typically requires proper conversion from a native format to tagged PDF followed by manual and semi-automated tagging of the document. Generally, it is best to begin the process of document accessibility in the native format of the document before it is converted to Acrobat format. *

Recommended Resource on How to Create an Accessible PDF:
Instructions from the US Department of Veterans Affairs Section 508 Office

Additional Resources

How-to Instructions from Adobe Acrobat

How-to Instructions from Microsoft

How-to Instructions from WebAIM

How-to Instructions from the National Center on Disability and Access for Education (NCDAE)

Creating Accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word

Testing PDF Files

Best Practices


Please Note: If, after reviewing these tools, you still have questions about the web accessibility procedures, you may contact your Web Content Manager or the SED Help Desk. You may also submit your question to the NYSED Web Accessibility Support Forum.

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