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PDF documents are a common fixture in both academic and professional settings, but they are often inaccessible scans of physical documents. These documents often contain artifacts from the original scan that can impede the readability of the document for all especially those using screen readers. The resources on this page consist of a video tutorial and text instructions outlining the process of using Adobe Acrobat DC remediate PDFs.
MSU Denver faculty, staff, and students have access to Adobe products with your MSU Denver account.
Now, a screen reader such as the Adobe Reader Read function, Read and Write, and JAWS can access your file. Don’t forget to set or adjust the reading order.
There is actually a lot more to PDF Remediation to ensure everything is read and interpreted correctly such as making sure headings, paragraphs, and lists are properly identified using PDF Accessibility Tags.
Generally, remediating PDFs consists of at least the following areas:
For more information on identifying, or “tagging,” the text in a PDF correctly, some external resources are listed below: