How to Create Accessible PDFs

Even if a library has been focusing on making its website more accessible, the PDFs that patrons might be able to download are often overlooked. PDF documents are not inherently accessible, and actually require specific effort to make them so.

In this session, learn some concrete actions you can take so that everyone has access to your library’s PDF content.


Laura Solomon, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.