Creating Accessible PDF files from Microsoft Word

This is a quick overview of creating accessible PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

  1. Create a Word document
  2. ‘Save As’ PDF. Do not use ‘Print to PDF.’
  3. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (Request Acrobat Pro DC)
  4. Choose Tools > Accessibility
  5. Run Setup Assistant

For each step in the Accessibility Setup Assistant, provide appropriate information. Review the information and proceed with further remediation as needed.