PDF accessibility - title

One of the most common errors that comes up in a PDF accessibility check is missing title. The video that follows assumes that no title has been given. 

To check the title, you can click on File... Properties and see if anything is in the Title field. If there is but it is still flagging as an error, you have two options:

1. If the title is correct, close the popup, right click on the title error and click Fix.

2. If the title is wrong, delete it and then follow the instructions in the video.

How to add a title

This video includes a preview of what JAWS (screen reader) reads before and after we have fixed the title. Before, it reads the file name. In my case, when I saved the document, I gave the file a sensible name... but just imagine if JAWS was reading the default download filename with those %20 bits in. Horrible!

Just a quick word about the quality of the screen recording. I'm experimenting with a few different screen recording tools. I've recorded this one using Vimeo but if I'm honest, I'm not at all impressed with the quality. It's all flickery! Yuck! When I find a tool I'm happy with, I will rerecord.


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