As well as taking care to create accessible webpages we try to make all our downloadable documents accessible too. Our Word documents are created using headings and all images are given ‘alt’ attributes. This means that conversion to the PDF format produces a structured and tagged document. All our PDF documents are checked using the checker in Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.
To help our staff and suppliers create accessible documents we have published How to Structure a Word 2003 Document to Convert to an Accessible PDF (PDF: 558Kb / pages).
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