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NTL Section 508/Accessibility Guide

Section 508: Introduction to Accessibility

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What features does Adobe Acrobat have for users? Features to Support the Reading of PDFs by People with Disabilities:

All versions of Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Acrobat Standard DC and Acrobat Pro DC provide support for the accessible reading of PDF files by persons with disabilities:

  • Preferences and commands to optimize output for assistive technology software and devices, such as saving as accessible text for a Braille printer
  • Preferences and commands to make navigation of PDFs more accessible, such as automatic scrolling and opening PDFs to the last page read
  • An Accessibility Setup Assistant Wizard for easy setting of most preferences related to accessibility
  • Keyboard alternatives to mouse actions
  • Reflow capability to temporarily present the text of a PDF in a single, easy-to-read column
  • Read Out Loud text-to-speech conversion
  • Support for screen readers and screen magnifiers
  • Support for high contrast and alternative foreground and background colors

What features does Adobe Acrobat have for document creators? Features to Support the Creation of Accessible PDFs: 

  • Creation of tagged PDFs from authoring applications
  • Conversion of untagged PDFs to tagged PDFs from within Acrobat
  • Security settings that allow screen readers to access text while preventing users from copying, printing, editing and extracting text
  • Ability to add text to scanned pages to improve accessibility
  • Tools for editing reading order and document structure
  • Tools for creating accessible PDF forms
  • Ability to set document properties including title and expose them through the title bar of the application

Source: Adobe accessibility features: