Accessibility in PDF Publishing

I am currently researching and writing an article (to be posted later) about accessibility in PDF publishing. In particular, I feel that game designers need to really consider how they launch their products in the digital age.

There are a lot of disabled gamers out there, and they deserve the same access to products that everyone else does. It takes a bit of additional effort for publishers, but it’s totally worth it.

To get you started, here is a link to a great resource about tagging PDFs for screen reader accessibility. It’s just one resource and one concern, but it’s the best I’ve encountered for this so far and it’s perhaps one of the biggest and most far-reaching things a publisher can do to make their products accessible.

WebAIM.org: PDF Accessibility

Hopefully that will get you started on your road to understanding the why’s and how’s of PDF accessibility. Check back later for a more in-depth discussion!

 

About Jacob Wood

Jacob founded Accessible Games because he wants to spread the joy of gaming to everyone, including people with disabilities. He is visually impaired and knows what it's like to need to adapt, and he brings two decades of gaming experience to the table.
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