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November 25, 2008 /News, Views & Updates /

Accessibility Update

Acrobat 9 continues to help users create and consume content in an accessible way. More after the break…

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader have worked to support Accessibility for many versions. Adobe takes accessibility needs very seriously. Each product team works their own separate issues as product leaders. Adobe also has a corporate Accessibility Product Management team that helps the product teams. I can attest that working with this team has been very helpful. They are very plugged into all things accessibility in the computing world.

The Corporate Accessibility team maintains a section on Adobe.com that provides a wealth of data and user guides.

They just recently updated and published some very helpful documents on a “PDF Accessibility Overview. ” The following document topics can be found at this location.

  • Creating Accessible PDF from Microsoft® Word
  • Acrobat 9 Pro PDF Accessibility Repair Workflow
  • Using the Accessibility Checker in Acrobat 9 Pro
  • Creating Accessible PDF Forms with Acrobat 9 Pro
  • Acrobat 9 Pro Complete Best Practices for Accessibility

I hope to post again about Acrobat and Accessibility. If you have comments about PDF and/or Acrobat related to Accessibility, or questions you might want to see answers to please post a comment.

Cheers

Jeff Moran

Acrobat Product Manager

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