Creating Usable and Accessible PDFs

Deborah Edwards-Onoro, a key member of Refresh Detroit, has posted an excellent article, Ten Tips for Creating Usable and Accessible PDFs. It has even been highlighted in the News on December 2.

Her ten detailed guidelines are:

  1. Use a structured source document
  2. Save/export document as tagged PDF
  3. Add title, author, subject and keywords
  4. Add bookmarks
  5. Initial view
  6. Specify the reading language
  7. Correct the reading order
  8. Use PDF Optimizer
  9. Enable Adobe Reader features
  10. Check accessibility


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