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How To Make An Adobe PDF 508 Compliant

Saving Your Adobe PDF Document for 508 Compliance

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Here are some specific instructions in regards to saving your Adobe PDF as 508 Compliant:

  • The PDF file name must not contain spaces and/or special characters.
  • The PDF file name must be concise, generally limited to 20-30 characters, and make the contents of the file clear in the context in which it is presented.
  • The PDF must utilize the recommended fonts such as Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica and Calibri.
  • The PDF Document Properties (Subject, Author, Title, Keywords, and Language) must be properly filled out.
  • PDFS over 9 number of pages need to have Bookmarks set
  • A separate accessible version of the document must be provided when there is no other way to make the content accessible.
Adobe PDF Document Document Properties Window

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