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As a student with disability, how to navigate an Accessible PDF textbook?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the preferred format for publishing and distributing digital documents across the globe. This is true for text books as well. Educational institutes, universities, elearning providers, schools and colleges are using PDF as the preferred format for distributing text books to their students. Accessible PDF text books are high on demand […]

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A study on how Mobile Screen Reader’s render Accessible PDF’S

In the past, Screen Reader users found it difficult to access PDF’s on mobile devices even though PDF’s were made accessible. Now the scenario has changed ! I thought to study how screen reader identifies and interpret different elements in an accessible PDF file on mobile platforms. So I chose the leading screen readers VoiceOver […]

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5 Common PDF Accessibility Errors

PDF is one of the most widely used format to present information on the web. PDFs are used to publish brochures, product user manuals, student text books, bank statements, annual reports, application forms, company policies, utility bills etc. Being such a widely used file format for publishing information, one might think PDFs are capable of […]

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PDF Form – Yes, Yes, Time Screen Reader users can now fill up forms independently!

Filling up PDF form using screen reader – no longer a hurdle! In the last week, Jenifer a friend of mine filled up a job application form available in PDF format independently! She was so thrilled about it and she shared her experience with me that her screen reader identified each form control for her […]

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Cheat Sheet – Screen Reader Commands for JAWS, NVDA – PDF

The power of keyboard commands! Keyboard commands or shortcuts are combination of two or more keys used to perform frequently used tasks of an application. For most users keyboard shortcuts are an alternate means of accessing the function whereas for those with visual impairments keyboard shortcuts are the only means of performing different tasks in […]

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PAC checker a nifty tool for testing PDF files for Accessibility

Do PDF documents have to be made Accessible? Yes Document Accessibility is pretty much a requirement just like Web Accessibility! PDF documents are today on the web for all sorts of information; marketing brochures, product documentations, utility bills, annual reports, taxation forms, student notes etc. Be it government organizations or private sector companies all of […]

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Section 508 Compliance – Checklist for PDF

PDF is one of the most widely used formats for digitizing print material. Scanned or untagged PDFs are not accessible to people with print disabilities thus preventing them get access to information. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that electronic and information technology must be accessible to users with disabilities, including: Blindness, […]

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3 Resources for Creating Accessible PDFs

PDF is one of the most widely used format to share information on the web. Corporates, Government organizations, educational institutes share information in the form of annual reports, books, brochures, publications or even user manuals on the web as PDF files. The question that often gets asked is that are PDFs accessible to people with […]