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  • PDF Remediation Checklist

    • How to create accessible PDFs with a checklist for all items you need to address.
    • Cornell's PDF remediation vendor is Onix. Onix uses a proprietary software to tackle the majority of accessibility issues.
    • Instructions to add tags in Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • In order to be WCAG 2.0 compliant, all images must have accompanying text that conveys the same information. Images that add no meaningful information should be marked as decorative. Doing so...
    • Bookmarks help users of assistive technology navigate to sections of long documents. Bookmarks should follow the existing structure including the table of contents and headers....
    • WCAG 2.0 Contrast Ratios In order to make PDFs accessible for low vision readers, a certain amount of contrast is required. For normal text WCAG 2.0 requires contrast...
    • How to format embedded links to create an accessible document in Adobe Acrobat
    • How to make accessible forms in Adobe Acrobat
    • How to correct the heading structure for an accessible PDF in Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • How to create an accessible list structure using Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • How to set the title of a PDF document in Acrobat or Word.
    • Screen readers use document language to determine pronunciation rules. To make your document accessible, you must set the language.
    • The order in which content is presented or accessed needs to be defined for screen readers, keyboard navigation and small or zoomed in screens. Tag order defines how screen readers...
    • How to create an accessible table structure in Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • To make sure that the PDF is sufficiently accessible, use tools to simulate the experience using a screen reader or for a low vision reader.  Keyboard Simulation Simulating...