Making a PDF accessible: Episode 02 | Oxnard Community College

In today’s episode, we explore PDF accessibility at Oxnard College. This is part two of our series on making college PDFs accessible. Let’s see what we can find.

Video Guide

In case you missed them, here are Episode 1, Episode 3 and Episode 4 in our Making Accessible PDFs: Community College Series.

Key Issues with Oxnard College PDFs

Most PDFs on Oxnard College’s website lack accessibility features. We downloaded a 362-page document as an example. Only the first two pages were tagged, making it non-accessible. Here’s how we went about checking and fixing another file.

Steps to Improve PDF Accessibility

We downloaded a press release PDF. Running an accessibility checker showed minor errors. Notably, it lacked proper headings.

  1. Auto-Tagging: Auto-tagging saved time. It automatically inserted document and section tags, along with heading levels.
  2. Manual Checks: Some elements like pesky links and untagged content required manual adjustments.
  3. Validation: The final check revealed missing fonts and metadata. These were corrected.

I can be your accessibility expert. For more detailed insights, tutorials, and in-depth discussions on accessibility and related topics, don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel: The Accessibility Guy on YouTube. Subscribe for regular updates!

More posts like this:

How to Resize a PDF

Welcome to today’s blog post, where we’re learning how to resize a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Downsizing large PDFs saves disk space, bandwidth, and…

Leave a Reply