PDF Accessibility – Creating accessible forms

Scheduled at 8:00am in Governors Square 14 on Wednesday, November 17.



  • Rob Haverty, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Adobe

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format: Lab
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference


Creating accessible PDF forms can feel daunting. Come learn and practice techniques to make the process easier.


How forms are created in the source document can have a big impact on how you make it accessible. We will explore creating a form in the source document to make it easier to make an accessible PDF. However, frequently you don't have control over the original form. Come learn the techniques to create an accessible PDF form. Well constructed PDF forms are required for sending for electronic completion and signature.


  1. Well designed forms are easier to make accessible in the PDF format
  2. Accessible PDF forms are critical for electronic document processing
  3. Understand the easiest approach to creating accessible PDF forms.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Faculty Development & Support, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Rob Haverty

Rob Haverty is a Senior Product Manager on the Accessibility team at Adobe primarily focused on Document Cloud. With more than 20 years of accessibility experience Rob as has been involved in many facets of accessibility including product development, technical evangelism, and policy and standards development. Rob has presented at conferences world-wide and has been involved in international accessibility projects such as the UNESCO Inclusive Classroom Project. Prior to coming to Adobe Rob was engaged in accessibility work at Microsoft. Rob has been focused extensively on PDF accessibility during his years at Adobe with the goal of making it easier to create accessible PDF documents frequently providing training on using Acrobat Pro DC to create accessible PDFs.