The best way to create an accessible PDF is to create a fully accessible Word document (using properly formatted headings, alt text, links, and lists) and "Save As" a PDF. The "Save As" function carries over the accessible features of your document.
Note: Do not Print to PDF. This method of creating a PDF does not preserve the document's accessibility features.
Word for Mac
Word 2016 on a Mac can create accessible PDFs, but previous versions cannot. Please look at some tips for creating an accessible PDF from a Mac from Portland Community College.
ATS in IT will convert Word files made with Microsoft Office for Mac. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the files attached and any instructions. Call 243-HELP (4357) with questions.
If you have an inaccessible PDF and do not have Adobe Acrobat Pro or access to the original word-processing file for the document, your PDF can be converted into an text-based PDF with UM's OCR document converter.
If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on your computer, you can convert an inaccessible PDF into an accessible PDF by following these steps: