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Working with Accessible PDF Documents

Proposal No: 228

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Length of Session (in hours): 6Format: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Pre-Conference

Summary of Session

This demonstration workshop will explore using the repair tools available to you in Adobe Acrobat as well as demonstrating repair techniques for simple and complex repairs. Although this is a demonstration workshop, you can bring a laptop to \"play along.\"



  1. Identify the tools in Adobe Acrobat that can be used to repair documents for accessibility.
  2. The common and more advanced techniques you can use to repair PDF documents for accessibility.
  3. What types of documents cannot be made accessible and what solutions can be provided.

Speaker Bio(s)

Howard Kramer

Mr. Kramer has worked in assistive technology, disability, information systems and accessible media for more than 25 years. From 1997-2012 he worked with Disability Services at CU-Boulder, establishing the Assistive Technology Lab, which serves students with disabilities needing specialized access. He is founder and coordinator for the Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Accessible Media, Web & Technology, and teaches courses on Universal Design at CU-Boulder.