I am trialing Adobe Pro because it can make addessible PDF files for users with visual impairments. Does the user for whom I am creating an Adobe Pro-generated, accessible PDF need to have Adobe Pro installed on their computer or is Adobe Reader sufficient? I went through the "Make Accessible guided action" but my user cannot access the content using JAWS. Advice?
Your user does not need Acrobat Pro or Reader installed to open a PDF file with JAWS or another application. Regarding how to make PDFs accessible, the W3C PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/pdf.html) would be a good place to start, as would the
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services PDF File 508 Checklist (http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/accessiblefiles/checklistpdf.html). The PDF Accessiblity Checker (PAC) from Access for All (http://www.access-for-all.ch/en/pdf-lab/pdf-accessibility-checker-pac/dl132.html) would be helpful to check your progress.
Hope this helps.
a 'C' student