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WCAG for PDF in Plain English

Date & Time
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10:20 AM PST  
Platinum 6 (LIVESTREAM)  
Creating accessible documents requires more than simply following guidelines. Creators and remediators need to understand their intent. This session will walk attendees through the 13 principles of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as they relate to PDF documents. Many of the rules have special exceptions or application when it comes to PDF documents. There are several guidelines that continually get misinterpreted as well. This results in made up rules that are not actually part of WCAG like minimum font size, single H1 tags in a document and several others. The session will focus on easily digestible explanations for each of the principles that apply to PDF documents. Learn which ones you should memorize, which ones will give you the most grief, and what to do about it.  
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Government
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Media & Publishing
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Session Summary (Abstract)
This session focuses on unraveling the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1). Attendees will leave this session with a clearer understanding of the Success Criteria and how they apply to PDF Documents. You will learn several myths about WCAG for PDF and several 'must-know' rules to watch out for.  
Session Type
General Track  
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Design
  • Digital Accessibility


  • Dax Castro

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