This post looks at guidelines for making PDF documents more accessible to students.
Some of the points are linked to help guides, which explain how to implement the recommendation.
- Create the document in Word or PowerPoint using the advice provided in the previous blog posts.
- Save the document as pdf (use the method linked to here as other methods may not correctly convert the accessibility features you have used).
- Run an accessibility check within Adobe Acrobat to pick up any further issues.
For further guidance on making PDF documents accessible take a look at the following resources:
- Using Adobe tools to make accessible content
- JISC TechDis Accessibility Essentials – Producing Accessible PDF’s
- Quick guides for making Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents accessible
- BBC Guide to creating accessible PDF’s with Word and Acrobat Professional
The next blog post will look at providing alternative formats for electronic learning materials.