Converting your document into a PDF and publishing it online does not necessarily mean it’s an accessible PDF and everyone is able to read it. In fact, in many cases, users who are blind, have low vision or are print restricted can’t access the contents of online PDFs.
Image- and text-based PDFs (i.e. standard PDFs) are simply not compatible with assistive technology like screen readers, which means that your customers who are blind or low vision cannot access the information properly, if at all.
What makes a PDF accessible?
When screen reader users access a standard PDF, their technology may not process anything, process only parts of the content, process text out of order or process tables improperly, making readability and usability very low, or even nil. An accessible PDF on the other hand is a fully tagged electronic document, structured so that people who are reading your document with their accessibility software (e.g. a screen reader) receive the information in the proper, logical order.
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