Accessible PDFs Online

I’ve had PDFs on the brain lately. Last week I blogged PDFescape over at Cool ToysToys. Then a couple days later I accidentally stumbled into a class on how to make accessible PDFs from Microsoft Word files taught by Scott Williams, the web accessibility coordinator for the University of Michigan. If you are at UM doing anything with the web and haven’t met him, you probably should. He is a great guy, very reasonable and approachable, and does a great job. The surprise from the workshop was NO MACINTOSHES ALLOWED. Darn it. Not that you can’t get around it, but it isn’t either easy OR cheap. Here are the slides from the class.

Not to stop there, but Scott included this very helpful reference card from the Adobe Accessibility Resource Center.


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