PDF Accessibility

  • Andrew Kirkpatrick


Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is a popular format for publishing and delivering documents on the Web. Authors like to use PDF because PDF document creation is simple, the format preserves the appearance of the original document for printing and viewing, and it offers additional security on the document contents. Unfortunately, many authors deliver documents in PDF because of the ease of creating the file, and often the file is cre- ated without regard to accessibility. However, PDF documents can be highly accessible to users with various disabilities, sometimes with little additional effort on the part of the document author.


Assistive Technology Optical Character Recognition Regulatory Compliance Screen Reader Portable Document Format 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Jim Thatcher, Michael R. Burks, Christian Heilmann, Shawn Lawton Henry, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Patrick H. Lauke, Bruce Lawson, Bob Regan, Richard Rutter, Mark Urban, Cynthia D. Waddell 2006

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