Document Accessibility Tip #2: Adobe PDF Accessibility Features

Our document accessibility tip series presents tips on how to make electronic (PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) documents accessible to ensure your content can be used by all members of our community.

Tip #2:  PDF Accessibility Overview

The PDF format is the native file format of the Adobe Acrobat family of products. The goal of this format and these products is to enable users to exchange and view electronic documents easily and reliably, independently of the environment in which they were created. 

Accessibility features in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader and in the Portable Document Format (PDF) make it easier for people with disabilities to use PDF documents and forms, with and without the aid of assistive technology software and devices such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, text-to-speech software, speech recognition software, alternative input devices, Braille embossers, and refreshable Braille displays.

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