Consider the following facts:
15.4% of adults in the United States have cognitive and/or vision disabilities. This translates to over 36 million people.
In a recent world-wide survey of screen-reader users, over 75% of peopleindicate that PDFs are either somewhat or very likely to pose significant accessibility barriers.
There are thousands of PDFs on the pdx.edu website.
Over 4,000 of those PDFs have undergone automated testing; 90% were found to have one or more accessibility barriers.
Situations in which you have access to the original document and its associated authoring program.
Situations in which you’ve inherited a PDF and do not have access to the original document and/or its associated authoring program.
Please note that Adobe Acrobat Pro is required in order to generate fully accessible PDFs. Departments may purchase copies by submitting a software installation request through the OIT Helpdesk.
Please let the IT Accessibility Team know if we can be of assistance. If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an accessibility ticket via go.pdx.edu/help.