Make accessibility easy, and the world will be more accessible
Posted on February 28, 2016
by Whitney Quesenbery
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Dear Microsoft Accessibility Feedback,
I suggest you….Help us make accessible PDFs from Office for Mac.
Making Acrobat PDF files accessible may not seem like the most important accessibility problem, but give me a second to make the case.
How many of you routinely use PDF files to share documents? And use Office for Mac to create those documents?
PDF may not be the ideal format for sharing information: even an accessible PDF may not be completely accessible to everyone. But there are times when it really is the best option. Big, long reports. Electronic versions of printed material. Draft documents for comments among people who may use different authoring software.
Like it or not, it’s a lingua franca.
If you use Office for Windows, making a simple PDF file accessible is pretty easy. You start with the built-in [...]