Commissioning accessible PDFs


How do you know if your PDFs are accessible? The following video highlights a serious PDF accessibility problem that will not show up in: 

  • a test with an automated PDF accessibility checker
  • a test with a screen reader, or
  • a test against the PDF/UA PDF accessibility standard.

Transcript — PDF accessibility and the non-tags’ reading order (PDF, 173KB)

Standards and testing techniques

This course provides all the know-how you will need to successfully commission accessible PDFs. It includes an overview of the relevant standards, guidance on briefing suppliers, and methods for testing and evaluating the quality of any work done. 

Legal and reputational risk, and value for money

Attending the course will help you meet your legal requirements as well as helping to mitigate any reputational risk. It will also enable you to ensure that you get good value for money whenever you commission PDF accessibility services.

Please note that no part of the course constitutes legal advice and that specialist legal advice should be taken in relation to concerns about the relevant legislation.


  • Participants: no limit
  • Duration: typically 3 to 4 hours
  • Prerequisites: none

Terms and conditions

Please see our booking terms and conditions  (PDF, 49KB).

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