File accessibility remains one of the most significant challenges for a web owner. The process of remediating a PDF is a time consuming one Before diving into making a PDF accessible, there are two questions you should ask yourself.
- Can the content in this PDF instead be placed on the website as HTML content? If you have an accessible website, converting this PDF into web content could be a cost effective method of providing web accessible content to your site’s visitors.
- If this does need to be a PDF, would it make more sense to create a simple, accessible version of the PDF? Remediating a marketing brochure or similarly complicated PDF would be a far more complicated and time consuming task than recreating a more simplified document, with all the similar information.
If the above two options are unacceptable, you should begin the process of making your PDF accessible.