Adobe Acrobat is used to create, read and edit pdf documents.
A document or application should be accessible to all regardless whether he /she is physically well of physically challenged. This feature makes the document unique and special that for all stages of people there must not be any partiality. If document or application is available then it should be readable by all. This characteristics of document will not leave any discrimination provision for the physically challenged one whether he is blind or has low vision or he is deprived of any kind of work as normal human being do.
The accessibility feature in Adobe acrobat makes it easier for people with disabilities to use PDF document and forms with or without the help of assistive software and devices such as Screen Reader, Screen Magnifier and Braille Printers.
The accessibility of PDF is the outstanding feature of acrobat software. Its accessibility tends to benefit all. For example the underlying document structure that makes it possible for a screen reader to properly read a PDF out and also makes it possible for a mobile device to correctly reflow and display the document on a small screen. Similarly the present tab order of an accessible PDF format helps all users. Users with mobility impairment can also fill the form more easily.
Each PDF file is not same. Pdf files are created in a variety of ways, from a variety of applications and variety of purposes. In addition to applying the proper accessibility enhancement to PDF documents. The adobe acrobat users who use it to create PDF files with the production of content that is accessible to people with disabilities. Adobe system has created a series of accessibility guides for adobe acrobat.
PDF accessibility gives the indication what it means by accessibility in case of PDF file format. There is distinctive differences between accessibility of Adobe acrobat and Adobe reader.
Creating accessible PDF from Microsoft word: Adobe acrobat has the ability of creating accessible PDF file format from Microsoft Word. This feature provides an example how to use Acrobat PDF to make accessible PDF files from the Microsoft Word.
Acrobat 9 pro PDF accessibility repair workflow: The adobe acrobat 9 pro accessibility repair workflow provides a step by step method for analysing existing PDF files and making them accessible based upon the analysis.
Using the accessibility checker in acrobat 9: The accessibility checker describes the accessibility checkers for the PDF files that are included in adobe acrobat 9 pro. Even if we generate an accessible PDF file format from a word processing application or the DTP application we must follow the steps in the guide in order to identify any items that may have been missed in the initial conversion or to add PDF accessibility feature that are not provided by the authoring tool.
Creating accessible PDF forms with acrobat 9 pro: Creating accessible forms describes how to use the forms tools within adobe acrobat 9 pro to add description to form fields, tag untagged forms, set the tab orders, manipulate tags and perform other PDF accessibility tasks.
Acrobat 9 pro complete best practices for accessibility: The complete content of the individual guide is also available as a single comprehensive document entitled” adobe acrobat 9 pro accessibility guide best practices for accessibility”.
Two workflow for creating accessible PDF files: The PDF file format is a destination file format. PDF files are typically created in some other application. Individual working with an existing PDF file will want to know how to edit or update it to be an accessible PDF file.
Authors will want to know how to use some other software applications such as a word processing or DTP application, to generate an accessible PDF file from that application if possible.
Characteristics of accessible PDF file: The adobe Portable Document Format or PDF is the native format of Adobe Acrobat family of products. The goal of these products is to enable users to exchange the view electronic document easily and reliably independently of the environment in which they were created. PDF relies on the same imaging model as the Post Script page description language to describe text and graphics in a device independent of resolution and independent of manner.
Searchable texts: A document that consists of scanned images of text is inherently inaccessible because the content of the document is a graphic representing the letters on the page not searchable text.
Fonts that allow characters to be extracted to text: The fonts in an accessible PDF must contain enough information for acrobat to correctly extract all of the characters to text for purpose other than displaying text on the screen. Acrobat characters to Unicode text when we read PDF with a screen reader or read Out Loud tool.