[Athen] Word to PDF conversion suggestions?

James Bailey jbailey at uoregon.edu
Fri Feb 10 14:38:47 PST 2017

I'd test CommonLook's Office Global Access, It's a plug in for Word and PowerPoint. I also suggest you train the people using Word on the proper way to format Word docs for PDF. It's important to point out that we're talking about a new PDF from a new (hopefully) Word doc. If you we were discussing remediating legacy PDFs, then this would be a whole different conversation. They may try and sell you a process called CommonLook Campus 101, but I can't speak to that. They say they developed it with the CSU system, so maybe someone from there could chime in. If these are older Word docs, I'd consider ensuring that they are formatted for best PDF conversion.
Best regards,

James Bailey M.S.
Associate Director
Accessible Education Center
University of Oregon

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Thompson, Rachel
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2017 1:51 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Word to PDF conversion suggestions?

Hi, all.

We are about to start a process of converting Word to PDF and posting online hundreds of policy documents. Our institution plans to make sure they are accessible and our IT group has been tasked with automating this conversion process as much as possible. What tools do you know of that can help with this?

Any suggestions from your experience?

Thanks for any ideas,

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
The Center for Instructional Technology
The University of Alabama
110 Russell Hall
Box 870248
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-0216
rsthompson2 at ua.edu<mailto:rsthompson2 at ua.edu> | http://cit.ua.edu | http://accessibility.ua.edu

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