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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By : Urszula Witherell
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Adobe Acrobat Ninja

By: Urszula Witherell

Overview of this book

Adobe Acrobat can help you solve a wide variety of problems that crop up when you work with PDF documents on a daily basis. The most common file type for business and communication, this compact portable document format is widely used to collect as well as present information, as well as being equipped with many lesser-known features that can keep your content secure while making it easy to share. From archive features that will keep your documents available for years to come to features related to accessibility, organizing, annotating, editing, and whatever else you use PDFs for, Acrobat has the answer if you know where to look. Designed for professionals who likely already use Adobe Acrobat Pro, this guide introduces many ideas, features, and online services, sorted and organized for you to easily find the topics relevant to your work and requirements. You can jump to any chapter without sifting through prior pages to explore the tools and functions explained through step-by-step instructions and examples. The information in some chapters may build on existing knowledge, but you are not expected to have an advanced level of prior experience. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the many capabilities of PDFs and how Acrobat makes it possible to work in a way that you will never miss good old ink and paper.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Remediation for Accessibility in PDF Publications

This chapter will provide an overview and the steps needed to make PDF publications accessible. International standards define the purpose and legal requirements for the information presented online to address the unique needs of readers with visual, hearing, and motor skill impairments. Part of the solution is specialized software and devices to convert visual information to synthesized speech, or an alternative format that is perceivable to those readers. It all starts with PDF accessibility tags.

You will learn what accessibility is, how to include accessibility features when authoring a publication, and how to test and remediate it if needed. The following topics will be considered in this chapter:

  • What is accessibility in a PDF publication?
  • The principles of building an accessible document during the authoring stages
  • Understanding the Tags pane and tags
  • Working with accessibility tools

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