Creating Accessible PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
Illustrator and Braille.
As an example, take this article on Adobe Acrobat and how to print out Braille. Part 3: A Step-by-Step Guide to Typesetting ADA Braille Correctly in Adobe Illustrator. They provide a free download of Braille font. In Illustrator, they even provide a "translator" capability! The screen shot of Braille above is from the instructions found on the Adobe Illustrator "how-to" page.
Adobe Expertise: Extract Content From Images
This awesome organization has provided you with access to Adobe Cloud. With that, you get some phenomenal resources. There's so much you can do with Adobe to create accessible documents.
Adobe Makes PDFs. So Do Other Companies. But The PDFs Are Not The Same
There's a common misconception that all PDFs are the same. There's also a strong cultural alignment with the Adobe brand name in association with PDFs, although this is not accurate, any more than it is to say that Xerox makes all copiers. Yet, it's common for some people to say they are going to go make a "Xerox", implying they are copying a document whether or not they are actually using a Xerox machine. They could be using, for example, an HP machine rather than a Xerox machine. The cultural bias sticks.
The same situation is true of Adobe, and PDFs. Many assume that if a document is a PDF, then, it must have been built the same way that Adobe builds PDFs. This is not true, and it "can" have implications to accessibility, depending upon what the PDF file is used for.
Adobe Is Absolutely, Positively, THE Best in the Business for PDFs
For certain, select cases, Adobe is the ONLY company that can make certain "kinds" of documents accessible.
But! Sometimes, Alternatives Should Be Used
There is zero question that Adobe makes THE most accessible PDFs of any company, because they have long experience developing software that can read text from images. Most companies can't do that with their software. That said, because of the steep learning curve involved with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, it's best to stop, and consult with an accessibility expert befor you launch into using Adobe Acrobat DC. It actually can cause more harm than good if handled improperly. For many, if not most documents used in this organization, it's perfectly fine -- even advisable -- to convert a Word document to a PDF.
Accessibility Checkers Will Not Treat PDFs The Same.
Adobe Acrobat Pro has a built-in accessibility checker that can verify the accessibility of a document created with its software. It's best to use this one, because the company understands how it is supposed to meet ATAG requirements and WCAG2ICT requirements. Not all documents have to meet those requirements, so Adobe's version of accessibility checks is best for checking Adobe products.
Adobe Software Can Help Make Your Work More Inclusive
And the definition of inclusion is broad here. It means in terms of accessibility, of language, and of finances. Putting its software on mobile devices enables those without the money to afford an office or a predictable location with Internet access to be able to participate in the process.
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