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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.