Download a tagged PDF for use with assistive technologies like screen readers.

Accessibility Settings

There are two different places you can find accessibility settings:

1.) Select the “Accessibility Settings” option from the file menu in the editor.

2.) Alternatively, you can access accessibility settings directly through the download flow by selecting the “Accessible PDF” option button and then selecting the “Accessibility Settings” link.

Changing Reading Order

Reading order is initially based on the order in which text, images, and other elements are added to the canvas.

To modify reading order, go to the accessibility settings and drag and drop the tiles in the correct order in the reordering pane. This reading order will be preserved upon download.


Adding Alt Text

To add alternative text to images and graphics, go to the accessibility settings, select the tile of the element where you want to add alt text, and then type the alternative text in the “Alt Text” box.

You can use this method to add replacement text to any type of element, including text elements.

Managing Hyperlinks

When linking an image or shape, you can specify the purpose of the link and the destination using alt text.

When linking text, ensure the text itself conveys the purpose of the link. Use concise, human-readable text instead of a URL. For example, Weather in New York City is more user-friendly and descriptive than the associated URL:


Download an Accessible PDF

To download an accessible PDF, select the “Download” button in the top-right corner of the editor or select “Download As” in the file menu. In the download flow, select the “Accessible PDF” option button and then “Download”.