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Rob Haverty, Senior Product Manager, Document Cloud Accessibility, Adobe. 2. Agenda. Intro to Acrobat Pro DC. Accessibility of Source Document. Converting to PDF. Hierarchy of Tasks. Tag Tree. Artifacts. ID: 753848

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AHG Advanced Techniques for PDF Accessibility

Rob Haverty, Senior Product Manager, Document Cloud Accessibility, Adobe




Intro to Acrobat Pro DC

Accessibility of Source Document

Converting to PDF

Hierarchy of Tasks

Tag Tree



Reading Order Panel




Intro to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC UI

Home Tab

Tools TabDocument TabTools PaneAccessibility ToolAction WizardEdit PDFEnhance ScansNavigation PaneTag Panel

Order PanelContent PanelOrder Panel vs. Tag PanelF6/Tab/Arrow Keys to Navigate

F2 – Copy and Paste



Accessibility of Source Document

Does the authoring tool of the source document allow the author to create an accessible document.

For Example: Word has an Accessibility Checker to help the author make the document more accessible.Does the author know how to create an accessible documentFor Example: In Word, are Styles used to apply Headings or are headings “created” by changing the font size and making the font bold?It is almost always easier to remediate the source document then the converted PDF document.



Converting to PDF

Multiple Methods

Save AsExportPrint to PDFPlug-ins3rd Party ToolsVarying ResultsTables and Lists may be inaccurately taggedResulting PDF may be untagged

Custom tags may be created




Hierarchy of Tasks

(Here There Be Monsters)

Is the PDF created from a scanned image?

If yes – perform text recognition

Is the PDF a form with fillable form fields?

If yes – add the form fields

Does the PDF document or form contain links?

If yes – add the links

Does the PDF have multimedia?

If yes – add the multimedia (make sure it is accessible with captions and video descriptions)


– tag the document

After or during tagging have you edited the document

If yes, at the very least you will need to remove all tags and re-tag the document or form, it may be necessary to remove all tags, multimedia, links, and form fields and return to step 2


Manually Remediate Tag Tree (

All Roads Start at the Tag Tree

)Create Tag from Selection – Untagged Content (Exercise 3)List - Create List (Simple List Doc)Table (no demo - like doing lists)Logical Reading Order (Exercise 12)Content shall be tagged in logical reading order (PDF/UA)

Edit Role Map (Exercise 4)

e.g., Custom Tags created in





Create Artifacts (Exercise 7)

Tag Panel (change tag to artifact)Order Panel (tag as background)Content Panel (create artifact)8



Simple Table - Repair Table in Tag Tree - Create Table Header Cells (Simple Table Doc)

Complex Table – Reading Order Panel (Complex Table Doc)Repair Table – Fix Header Cells (Exercise 10)Add Scope – Reading Order Panel/Cell Data“Artifact” Grid Lines (Exercise 11)9


Reading Order Panel

Repair Tags (Exercise 8)

Add Content to Reading Order (Exercise 9)10


Figures (Images)

Add Alt Text (Exercise 13)




Manually Add Links (Exercise 14)

Auto Tag Links (Exercise 15)12

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