Making a PDF accessible in Acrobat Pro
It's easier and better practice to make a document accessible in Word, but there may be cases where that isn't possible, such as with a PDF that's been sent by a third party. In that case, you can make the PDF accessible in Adobe Acrobat Pro (please note that you must have the Pro version of Acrobat; you can't do this in the regular version). If you do not have Acrobat Pro and have received a PDF that needs to be made compliant, please speak to the web team.
Run an accessibility check
- Open your PDF in Acrobat Pro
- Select ‘Tools' in the top menu, then ‘Accessibility' (if you don't see it, then click the ‘more tools' button, search for it and add it to your tools menu)
- Select ‘Accessibility Check' and then ‘Start Checking'
- A list of errors in the document will appear on the left-hand side. Click on the arrow beside them to expand the lists.