Accessible PDF

a reference guide to create accessible and PDF/UA compliant documents.

Graphic: Arrows point from an InDesign, Word and Acrobat document to a accessible document (Logo of In addition, arrows show the detour of InDesign and Word documents via Acrobat.

  • Learn the basics on creating better and more inclusive documents.
  • The available authoring tools getting better but are not perfect. Sometimes it needs some extra care to get PDF/UA compliant documents. Let’s troubleshoot.
  • Is this is all new to you? There might be some terms you don’t understand. Hopefully, the glossary will help you.

Can you improve your content creation process?

A common mistake is taking accessibility into account too late. This also applies to the PDF format. It’s far more complex and time-consuming to deal with it after PDF creation.

Graphical illustration of a document production process with three phases: conception/design, typesetting/implementation, PDF post-processing. It identifies the two starting points "template creation" and "ad hoc from source document" as more user-friendly and realistic. There is a warning against "Ad hoc from PDF" as more technical and complex. In addition, the editorial influence during template production and during the conception phase is highlighted.

It’s much easier and more efficient to give the necessary thought to the process of document creation and to use the tools correctly.

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