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Why Make Your Research Accessible?

While documents deposited in ScholarsArchive@OSU are not required to be had accessible ahead of deposit, we still recommend document authors and creators consider accessibility when creating their documents. The Oregon State University Accessibility Office has a handful of helpful resources about best practices for considering accessibility when creating digital documents. Please contact us or the Accessibility Office if you have any questions about the accessibility of your document. 


What is Accessible? A document or application is accessible if it can be used by people with disabilities, such as mobility impairments, blindness, and low vision. For example, accessibility features in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) enable people with disabilities to use PDF documents, with or without screen readers, screen magnifiers, and braille printers.

"Adobe Acrobat XI Pro accessibility guide: best practices for PDF accessibility." Adobe Systems Incorporated, Oct. 2012. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.