[Athen] Creating an accessible PDF from a web page

Karen McCall K4mccall at outlook.com
Thu Jun 24 08:58:26 PDT 2021

Whenever you choose "Print > Adobe PDF you will create an inaccessible PDF.

You will need Acrobat to create a tagged PDF from a webpage.

Choose File > Create > PDF from Webpage and copy the URL into the dialog.

The dialog has a Settings button where you can check the checkbox to create Bookmarks and another to add PDF tags.

You can also choose how many pages/layers of the website you want to convert to tagged PDF.

Cheers, Karen

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Deborah Armstrong
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:45 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Creating an accessible PDF from a web page

When I print a PDF of a web page from Edge or Chrome in Windows 10, I always get an inaccessible PDF.

I haven't needed to do this for a student yet, but I don't understand why this happens. The text of the web page is already available to whatever default driver is printing my PDF. I'm using whatever the Windows default is, though I've tried other solutions.

Before I need to do this for real, does anyone know how to easily print an accessible PDF from an accessible web page?


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