Accessible PDF

Meaning and purpose of this website is a reference guide to solve PDF/UA issues. The tutorials shall help everyone who is interested in creating accessible PDF.

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

Supported Software

Currently the following software will be treated:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Word

It is possible the list is going to extend. However, the most famous and popular software have priority.

Free content for editing

All contents of this website are published under the Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0. You are welcome to contribute to the quality of the content by actively correcting or enhancing it.

accessible-pdf.info likes creative commons (symbolized with a heart and both logos).

How can you help?

There are several ways to support this project.

  • Add missing translations or correct incorrect translations
  • Add and correct posts
    • Correct or complement the issue description of a troubleshooting post
    • Amend the version info (Which versions are affected by the problem described?)
    • Add or correct an approach of a problem
  • Make a new post (Basics, Troubleshooting)

All comments and suggestions for changes are highly appreciated. If a change request has to be rejected, a reason will be given.

Markdown and Github

The content is written in Markdown, external managed in Github and synchronized with this website.

Markdown is an easy markup language which is based on plain text. Additional characters structure the document and make it possible to convert the content into HTML. Here are a couple of posts about Markdown, if you want to learn more about it:

Github is platform which combines collaboration and the version control software git. It is one of the most popular websites to share open source software, so that everyone can contribute to it.

Like our example proves, it can be used for non-software projects as well.

Markdown document is synchronized via the Github platform with the accessible-pdf.info website.

To submit changes, you need a free Github account. For more informations, see Contributors Guide.

Updates

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