9. Structure and Tag Scanned PDFs

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Even though it's not ideal for accessibility, sometimes our only option for a resource that is a scanned PDF. Here we'll take a very simple PDF and run an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) using Adobe's OCR tool. Keep in mind that, even after using the OCR and tagging the content, the PDF will still not be perfect.  This is why it is always better to work with another format, such as HTML or Microsoft Office products whenever possible.

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Now it's YOUR turn to practice. Click the button above to download the same sample PDF used in the video. Run the OCR tool and then use the Accessibility Check to find issues. Tag the content and practice uploading it to D2L if you like. If you get stuck, be sure to contact the Academic Web Accessibility Team or DLI for help. When you're finished, you can go back to the index using the button at the top of the page or go to the next page using the button below.

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