This month’s accessibility focus is PDFs and non-HTML documents. The articles and videos below explain what PDF and non-HTML documents are, why and when to use HTML instead of PDF, and accessible PDF basics.
Featured PDF articles
Learn what PDF and non-HTML documents are, how they effect assistive technology users, alternatives to PDFs, and how to test PDFs for accessibility.
Learn the six pros of HTML webpage and when to use PDFs. Plus, four examples going through the thought process of whether it should be a PDF or HTML webpage.
More PDF and non-HTML articles
An introduction to PDF accessibility, converting documents to PDFs, and accessible PDF forms.
How to create an accessible Word document structure and elements like tables, links, lists, and columns.
How to design an accessible PowerPoint document.
A checklist on what to review your Word and PowerPoint documents for accessibility.
Learn what makes PDFs accessible and listen to a screen reader announce an inaccessible and accessible PDF.
How to use VoiceOver to test basic PDF accessibility.
How to use NVDA to test basic PDF accessibility.
PDF and non-HTML documents result documentation
These are the WAVE results associated with PDFs and non-HTML documents. WAVE is a free tool you can use to check a page for accessibility issues.
Learn more about the Link to PDF alert and what action to take.
Learn more about the Link to Word document alert.
Learn more about the Link to PowerPoint document accessibility alert.
Learn more about the Link to Excel Spreadsheet alert.
Learn more about the Link to document alert and what documents it finds.
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