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Batch Process PDF Files for Accessibility

This Adobe Wizard can batch process large numbers of PDF files to make them meet NYSED’s minimum accessibility requirements or to expedite making the documents fully accessible. This wizard will perform the following operations:

  • Add tags to a PDF
  • Set document properties: Title (required), keywords, subject and author (required and always set to “New York State Education Department” unless the document was authored by an outside individual or organization). Subject and keywords are recommended.
  • Run OCR to recognize image-based or scanned text and provide a text alternate.
  • Set document language (wizard currently configured to set language to English, but this can be changed as needed)
  • Set PDF open options to display the document title in the window and open the document in the window at 100%

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.