Making Accessible PDFs

This article is about how to convert unreadable documents into readable/accessible documents for screen readers.

To make PDFs accessible for screen readers, please use the following instructions: 

  1. In Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, open the document and click on Edit PDF.  This will begin an automatic conversion process, but you may need to alter the settings in order for it to change every page into an editable page.  

    Edit PDF

  2. To make every page an editable page, go to the Scanned Document settings and click on Settings . Select the box relating to making all pages editable . Select OK. This should prompt Adobe to convert all pages.  

    Edit settings

  3. Click on Save As to re-save the editable version of this file and either link it to a module in Canvas or embed the file into a Canvas page.
Save the PDF

KeywordsAccessibility, Adobe Acrobat Reader Pro DC, readable documents Canvas PDF   Doc ID94577
OwnerLexi S.GroupUW Stout
Created2019-09-19 14:22 CSTUpdated2023-05-01 08:45 CST
SitesUW Stout
Feedback  0   0