Having accessible documents is an important resource for our campus community. Though it is best to start with an accessible source document such as Word or PowerPoint recent versions of Adobe Acrobat Pro have accessibility features built into the program to help improve the accessibility of your document.
All essential images, charts, or graphs must have descriptive alternate text (i.e. alt text, alternative text, or image description). Adobe Acrobat Pro recognizes these types of non-text content as Figures. Use the following steps to add alternative text to Figures in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Open the PDF and select the Tags option from the Navigation Panes on the left side of the screen. This will open the Tags list.
Within the Tags List, right click the <Figure> you want to add alternative text to. Choose Properties from the menu (or use keyboard command Shift + F10, P on selected Figure tag).
In Object Properties menu, enter your descriptive text into the edit box for Alternate Text. Include the most important information in the first line, and be as concise as possible. To save changes, choose Close.