[Athen] PDF Question of the Day!

Dimac, Marcie mdimac at kent.edu
Wed Apr 22 12:41:42 PDT 2015

Afternoon y'all

This is probably an extremely ignorant question on my part, but I'll ask anyway!

The admissions department just sent me some very complex PDF's that they use as forms for students to fill out online. At a baseline, it is accessible, though it isn't always properly tagged and is honestly a bit of a cluster.

I'm at a loss on how to advise this. Typically, I assess basic PDFs but this is my first one with so many form fields and radio buttons. Some seem to be properly tagged, others not. Some seem to be in the right positions while others aren't and sometimes my screen reader is reading the same text 3 or 4 times before it moves off of it!

Any suggestions on how to approach this problem? Any alternatives to these bulky PDF's that I could provide?

Bless you all for your help!!!!!


Marcie Dimač, M.A. Ed.

Coordinator, Assistive Technology
Student Accessibility Services
Kent State University
Ground Floor, Rm. 23
DeWeese Center
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242

Phone: 330-672-3391
Fax: 330-672-3763
Email: mdimac at kent.edu


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