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How To Make An Adobe PDF 508 Compliant

508 Compliant Layout and Formatting

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Here are some specific instructions in regards to making 508 Compliant Layout and Formatting For An Adobe PDF:
  • Acrobat Accessibility Tags must be added to each element of the PDF (see image below).
  • The PDF document must have a logical reading order set (see image below).
  • The PDF document must have the tab order set.
  • Full Accessibility Reports must successfully pass Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 or higher internal test (showing that no errors are present)
  • Test PDFs using the Acrobat Pro "Read Aloud" function.
Adobe PDF showing reading order and accessibilty tags added to PDF
The above image shows a logical reading order and accessibility tags added to a PDF

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