Accessibility Resource Center

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Creating accessible PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Creating accessible electronic documents requires more than specialized authoring tools; authors must begin with accessibility in mind. To learn more, read the series of Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Pro accessibility guides.

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Adobe Flash accessibility design guidelines

Adobe Flash® authors seeking to offer accessible experiences need to start with an understanding of accessibility needs that must be met. The Adobe Flash accessibility design guidelines help designers and developers understand how to get started.

Get educated

What is accessibility?

Understand the standards and how people with disabilities access electronic information using assistive devices.

Section 508 explained

Learn about the Section 508 mandate whereby all federal government web content must be made accessible to people with disabilities.

How do I create an accessible site?

Get an overview of the steps you need to take to build accessible websites.

Acrobat accessibility tutorials

View three interactive tutorials that share information on Acrobat accessibility features, as well as how to create and access PDF documents.

Accessibility by product

Adobe is an industry leader in accessibility and supports the creation of outstanding web experiences by encouraging web developers to produce rich, engaging content that is accessible to all.

Accessibility how-tos

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Adobe Flash CS4 Professional accessibility

Build content in Flash that meets policy and accessibility requirements.

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Adobe Reader 9 accessibility

Learn how to configure free Adobe Reader® 9 software to work with assistive technologies that you use and to obtain greater access to PDF files with this how-to guide (PDF, 368k).

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 accessibility

Learn about improvements for users of assistive technologies and for developers building web applications.

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Accessibility best practices for Flex

Learn how to develop applications in Adobe Flex that provide access for users with disabilities.

Accessibility case studies

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Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow Museum sought to revitalize its web presence and invite the broader community to engage with the institution, without restriction.

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The Kansas Information Consortium

KIC uses Macromedia Studio MX software to deliver accessible, standards-compliant government services to the citizens of Kansas.

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Lighthouse International

Lighthouse International saves time, manpower, and over US$30,000 in training costs by creating Flash based distance learning.

Next Steps

Accessibility overview by product

Accessibility examples
Links and resources
Case studies
White papers
Online PDF conversion
Validate for accessibility
Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates
Accessibility blog
Developer Center
Guidelines for accessibility in Flash
Setting Preferences in Flash
Guidelines for accessibility in Flash
Developing Flash websites using progressive enhancement
Creating self-voicing puzzles in Flash
Creating your first design without tables
Clean that code
Download Adobe Reader
The full version of Adobe Reader includes features that enhance the accessibility of PDF documents.