Are Your PDFs Accessible? They’re Required to Be.


A final reminder that as Southeast continues work on a new website launching this summer, it is important to ensure linked documents, such as PDFs, follow accessibility guidelines. Accessible documents are required by law. If a department or program’s site has any linked documents, faculty and staff are encouraged to begin updating those documents to comply with accessibility standards. Only accessible documents can be linked on the new website.

For step-by-step instructions on how to convert a Word document into an accessible PDF, visit University Marketing’s website at

Additionally, training on how to convert Word documents and/or PDF forms will be available upon request. To request a training, email