How do I remediate an inaccessible PDF? 

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Do you have a PDF file available for download on the Extension site? Do you know if this PDF is accessible or not? Have you checked your site's Ally score to find out? Remediating PDF documents can be a time-consuming and tedious process - but it can be done! We encourage you to know which of your uploaded PDF documents are inaccessible and make a plan on how to correct the issues. This can include deleting the document entirely off the UAEX site, remediating the document, or storing the document in a Box folder. 

 

Is your PDF accessible? 

  • Yes! If your PDF is fully accessible, you are fine and do not need to make any changes to it. 
  • No. If your PDF is not accessible, you will need to determine if it is downloaded or viewed regularly. 

 

Is your PDF a popular download? 

  • Yes, people look at it all the time! If your PDF is inaccessible, but it's a document that plenty of people need access to, you will want to remediate it and reupload the accessible version to the Extension site. For more information about how to do this, please visit our resources. 
  • No. Consider deleting the document entirely. This saves time, energy, and money - and increases your digital accessibility. 
  • No, but I still need it! Consider how your document is being stored, and if it can be stored someplace other then the Extension site. 

 

Can you store your inaccessible PDF someplace else? 

  • Yes! Store your PDF off the website and delete the online document. Be aware: if you ever distribute this file, it is a requirement that it is made digitally accessible. This includes distributing it over email or presenting it at a presentation. 
  • No. You will want to remediate it and reupload the accessible version to the Extension site. For more information about how to do this, please visit our resources. 

 

Still Need Help? 

Let us know! We are happy to help you make your content, documents, and webpages more accessible. 

Madison Ellis, Accessibility Specialist

mjellis@uada.edu

Amy Cole, Digital Media Program Manager

accole@uada.edu

 

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