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Checking accessibility in existing PDF’s

The Accessibility Checker

Adobe Acrobat applications have an in-built Accessibility Check which allows the user to check the document for accessibility issues.Image of dialogue box for PDF accessibility checker

Using the Accessibility Checker will highlight major issues such as incorrect reading order, images with no alternative text, problems with document structure etc. -

  • Navigate to Advanced > Accessibility > Full check.
  • Make sure the 'Create Accessibility Report' and 'Include repair hints in the Accessibility Report' boxes are checked.
  • Select the appropriate range to be checked and click 'Start Checking'.


If accessibility needs to be enhances follow the guidelines for building accessibility into documents

Last updated 28 September 2016 by Trinity Inclusive Curriculum (Email).