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PDFs - PDFs should be tagged for accessibility

Why is this important?

When creating a document or file to be shared online through a PDF it is important to consider adding content that will help in accessibility such as setting headings, adding links and adding alt text on Images. Most tools will provide an option to tag the PDF for accessibility, a PDF that has been tagged for accessibility will make it easier for users with disabilities to access the contents of the PDF.

How can I resolve this issue?

You can refer to the article How do I optimize PDFs for accessibility? on ways to tag a PDF for accessibility. Once you are able to create a PDF file that is tagged for accessibility, replace the file in your website with this new file.

What topics do this checkpoint affect?

  • Accessibility (See WCAG 2.1, 1.3.1)

Can you explain how this checkpoint works?

The checkpoint reviews the properties of a PDF document and will flag if the document is not tagged for accessibility. Please note that this secure PDF files may block properties from being read by scanning tools.


PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0

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