Creating Accessible PDFs
Formatting accessible Word documents does not guarantee an accessible PDF. The only way to confirm a PDF file is fully accessible is to use Acrobat Professional and a screen reader.
This video, Word 2013 & 2016: Converting to PDF, provided by the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities demonstrates best practices. If you have a PDF document that is not searchable, use Adobe Acrobat Professional to edit it following these instructions: Making A PDF Accessible with Acrobat Pro DC.
Note: For assistance with complex documents, contact the Student Access Center accessibility coordinator who can offer guidance, or test and repair your PDF files.