[Athen] [EXTERNAL] - Accessible PDFs without Acrobat

Greenfield, Mark markgr at buffalo.edu
Mon Dec 7 08:39:29 PST 2020

We are exploring the use of AxesPDF (https://www.axes4.com/). It doesn’t require Acrobat Pro, and in my experience is easier to use than Acrobat Pro. Remediating PDFs has been an ongoing challenge for us because we don’t have a campus-wide license for Acrobat Pro and most faculty don’t have it.


Mark A. Greenfield
Web Accessibility Officer
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
406 Capen Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y. 14260

telephone: (716)645-2811
e-mail: markgr at buffalo.edu<mailto:markgr at buffalo.edu>

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My institution provided me with a laptop to work from home which has both Microsoft Office and also Acrobat Pro to let me work on remediation of documents. Are your remote staff having to use their own computers?

Doug Hayman
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Information Technology
Olympic College
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(360) 475-7632 (currently working remotely and don’t have access to this phone)

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Hello All,

With our faculty working from home, I’ve run into an issue where some faculty don’t have access to Acrobat Pro to create accessible PDFs. Does anyone have a good alternative to Acrobat or just generally using PDFs? Any suggestions would be really helpful.

Thank you,

Rachel Ford
Web Accessibility Manager
Henry Ford College

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