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Have you made sure Portable Document Format (PDF) structural elements and images are marked-up correctly?
Why it's important
- Sally is blind and only owns a mobile phone. Sally needs to access important information to be able to apply for support services. As there is no alternative version, Sally has to visit the library in town to use their desktop computers.
- Rosalie is a barrister and prefers to listen to government information during the commute home. Rosalie is unable to listen to information contained in PDF and now has to work in the evening.
Steps to take
- Read the Australian Government guide to PDF accessibility. The guide covers structuring, hyperlinking, and offering an alternative formats to PDF.
- Watch the PDF accessibility training video series (YouTube).
- Learn to create and check for accessibility issues using the supporting documentation from Adobe
- Test your knowledge using the PDF sample documents.
- Guide to PDF accessibility (Digital.NSW)
- PDF accessibility (WebAim)
- Why GOV.UK content should be published in HTML and not PDF
Published by: Digital Citizen Services
Last update: 30 April 2019, first published
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