Summary

Creating learning resources as accessible PDFs in this way can have a number of benefits for you and your students including:

  • The format is independent of the software, hardware or operating system and is therefore highly accessible.
  • The file size tends to be smaller in comparison with other formats.
  • Inbuilt features provide effective navigation within the document.
  • Inbuilt features provide a range of accessibility features, including compatibility with screen readers and colour adjusters.
  • Non-text elements, including hyperlinks and images, are integrated easily.
  • Files are easily updated by editing the original document in Microsoft Word then reproducing as a PDF.
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