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When creating a PDF from Word or PowerPoint, first verify that the Microsoft Office document is accessible before saving as a PDF (MS Office Accessibility Guidelines)
Using Read Aloud in Adobe Reader:
Additional Support can be located on the Adobe accessibility training website.
Scanned documents are inaccessible because they contain images that represent the text on a page, not the actual text.
Documents must be scanned using a scanning software that produces a non-image file that contains the qualities listed above.
Scanned image documents can be converted to a readable format using Read&Write Gold software which is available on all campus supported computers.
Instructions for Mac Users
Instructions for PC Users
NOTE: Not all scanned files will convert accurately. Documents may need to be recreated or edited to ensure accessibility. For example: Handwritten documents will not convert.
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