Frequently Asked Questions

Can the library create accessible documents?

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You can scan documents using one of the public scanners in the library and choose to save the file as a “searchable PDF.” This will save the PDF with OCR (Optical Character Recognition), making the text accessible to screen reader technology.

You can also apply OCR to an existing PDF if you have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro. After making the text machine readable, you should also apply other accessibility elements like tags, alt text for images, and headings to your document. For more detailed instructions, review the Creating Accessible PDFs guide.

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