Checkpoints - PDFs - Documents should have a meaningful title specified
A descriptive title for a PDF document can be specified for assistive technology by using the /Title entry in the document information dictionary and by setting the DisplayDocTitle flag to True in a viewer preferences dictionary. Document titles identify the current location without requiring users to read or interpret page content.
Checklist for PDF creation and management:
When saving documents to PDF always specify that they should be ‘tagged’
Give your PDF a descriptive title – this will appear in search results
Specify the document language in the document properties
Generate a table of contents
Run the in-built accessibility tool within Acrobat
Avoid using scanned documents to make PDFs
Accessibility (See WCAG 2, 2.4.2.), SEO, Usability.
The checkpoint reviews the properties of the document and will flag if the title is not set. Please note that this checkpoint does not look at the title of the pdf download link.