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How To Make An Adobe PDF 508 Compliant

508 Compliant Images in a PDF

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Here are some specific instructions in regards to making images inside a PDF 508 Compliant:
  • All images, grouped images, and non-text elements in the Adobe PDF must have alternative text descriptions.
  • The PDF document must be free of scanned images of text.
  • Any complex images in the Adobe PDF must provide a reference to descriptive text for the image.
  • All multiple associated images on the same page (boxes in an organization chart) must be grouped as one object.
  • All multi-layered objects in the PDF must be flattened into one image and have one Alternative Text description provided.
Adobe PDF showing alternate description set for an image
The above image shows alternate text being added to an image in a PDF

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