I’ve often pondered the curious manner in which we use the sun as our last resort for thinking positively or seeing the bright side. It would explain why on that dark and stormy day, I found no solace looking out my window after realizing I was trapped.
The 1988 Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. Extending these rights was a huge step forward in this country in our treatment of those with disabilities. Now, public spaces had specific rules and regulations for accommodating those individuals.
You can make your website accessible to people with disabilities, but what about your documents? Adobe PDF files are an industry standard for sharing and printing information and graphics. PDF’s are specifically popular for preserving fonts, graphics, and layouts regardless of the program originally used to generate the document.
But what about those who are visually impaired?
Though the standards for PDF accessibility are the same as for websites, the results may be a little different. Here is a list of things to look for, according to Adobe: