Accessibility errors to focus on
Some errors are more serious than others. Focus on those.
This should always be set to English. Word usually does this automatically. To fix this in Acrobat Pro, right click on ‘Primary Language', and left click on ‘Fix'. Set the language to English and click OK.
If you forgot to add the title in the Word document before you saved it as a PDF, you can fix this error in Acrobat Pro. Right click on the Title error after running your accessibility check, and then left-click ‘Fix'
Untick the box that says ‘Leave As Is' and fill in a title. If the subject box is also blank, add a brief description of what the document is about. Also remove any authors who may appear in the Author box.
This error will show for any image that does not have alt text or has not been marked as decorative.
To fix this error in Acrobat Pro:
- Right click Figures alternate text. Left click ‘Fix'
- The first image in the document will be highlighted and a box will appear for you to enter alternate text. Add your alt text, or tick the box ‘Mark as decorative' as needed
- Click the right arrow at the top of the box to move to the next image. Do this for all images that need alt text added
- Click ‘Save and close' when you're finished
Acrobat can usually re-tag your document, if you run into this error
- Right-click Tab order. Left click ‘Fix'
- A box will show you whether the tag fix was successful or whether you need to do something else
If you need help fixing other errors in PDFs, Adobe has some guides for that!