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Evaluating, Repairing and Enhancing Accessible PDF's

Evaluating, Repairing and Enhancing Accessible PDF's

15 minute presentation for Code4Lib2020 on accessible PDFs

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Michaela Blackham

March 09, 2020
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  1. MICHAELA BLACKHAM Evaluating, Repairing, 
 and Enhancing PDFs For all

    users
  2. Michaela
 Blackham FRONT-END DEVELOPER

  3. @atendesign aten.io

  4. Work That
 Matters

  5. Work That
 Matters

  6. Evaluating, Repairing, 
 and Enhancing PDFs For all users

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  8. Evaluating, Repairing, 
 and Enhancing PDFs For all users

  9. PDFs & Accessibility

  10. PDFs may not be the best fit for your content

  11. PDFs aren’t going away anytime soon

  12. Don’t force PDF format

  13. Warn users that a link is going to a PDF

    Code4lib Session Schedule(PDF)
  14. PDFs should not be the sole source of information

  15. “Accessible” PDFs refer to “Tagged” PDFs

  16. Creating Accessible PDFs

  17. Microsoft Word

  18. Microsoft Word • Includes necessary structure elements for accessibility •

    Automated alternative text for images • Includes an accessibility checker within the software
  19. Microsoft Word • Includes necessary structure elements for accessibility •

    Automated alternative text for images • Includes an accessibility checker within the software
  20. Adobe Acrobat Pro

  21. Adobe Acrobat Pro
 The basics of accessible PDFs

  22. Accessible PDFs include: • Strong Contrast • Follows a logical

    reading order • Semantic structure • Headings • Tables • Lists • Columns • Descriptive links • Legible text size • No color reliance • Document title • Alternative text for images
  23. Tagging Reading Order

  24. Tagging Reading Order

  25. Tagging Reading Order

  26. Adobe Acrobat Pro
 The basics of accessible PDFs

  27. Adobe Acrobat Pro
 Create accessible PDFs

  28. Setting up your workspace Use Accessibility checker Adding & updating

    tags Improving Reading Order
  29. Setting up your workspace Use Accessibility checker Adding & updating

    tags Improving Reading Order
  30. Setting up your workspace 1. Enable the accessibility plugin as

    a shortcut in your toolbar 2. Include a document title and assign a language
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  37. Setting up your workspace Use Accessibility checker Adding & updating

    tags Improving Reading Order
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  40. Setting up your workspace Use Accessibility checker Adding & updating

    tags Improving Reading Order
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  42. Setting up your workspace Use Accessibility checker Adding & updating

    tags Improving Reading Order
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  44. OH NO

  45. My PDF says its all one image!

  46. Check for source files Enhance scans

  47. Check for source files Enhance scans

  48. Check for source files Enhance scans

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  50. Thanks!

  51. aten.io/code4lib michaela@aten.io