[Athen] Creating an accessible PDF from a web page

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Fri Jun 25 07:27:17 PDT 2021

You will only get an image if you use "print to." You need to save as, or use the feature in Adobe Pro to convert a web page into an accessible PDF. Browsers do not have built-in Save to PDF functions like Microsoft Word does.

Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
Division of Student Affairs
T 303 735 4836

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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Deborah Armstrong
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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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