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Verify Reading Order

For non-visual users, it is important that the PDF markup flows in the same logical order as the document is intended. This is quickly done through the Tags Panel

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Presence of Alternate Text

Any non-text element that conveys meaning must have a description, also known as alternate text (alt-text), associated with it.

Rollover Test

In Acrobat, alt-text is essentially a tool-tip, therefore place your cursor over the object and you should see the alt-text pop up.

Place mouse on image to see if alt text come up as a quick test

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Tag an element as a Heading

Every document must have a heading structure. Visually, we can identify by the look of text if it is a heading item. Non-visual users rely on the tags associated with text to identify them.

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Open Touch Up Reading Order Panel

The Touch Up Reading Order Panel is used to add/edit tagged elements in a document. Having this panel open also assists in determining document structure and editing of alt-text and tables.

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Pages