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The Australian Government’s study into the Accessibility of the Portable Document Format for people with a disability

This 2010 study focused on PDFs and was designed to increase understanding of its strengths and weaknesses. The study found that while accessibility of the PDFs is improving, like most tools, it cannot compensate for poor design. Content authors need to design accessibility into their documents from the outset. The Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy provides the necessary guidance to ensure the needs of all are reflected online.