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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.