Creating a 508-compliant Visio file
Posted on 2008-10-15
I need to create a 508-compliant PDF file from a Visio 2003 document. In Word, I can use specific settings when I format the document. Plus, I can add tags when creating the PDF (using Acrobat 9 Pro).
I'm a Visio novice. I can't find anywhere to include 508 accessibility features (for example, alternate text) on Visio objects. And when I try to create the PDF, there's no tagging option.
Has anyone run into this? I'm working on files that are posted on Federal government websites. The documents must be 508-compliant. This does NOT relate to the website itself; it's about the actual document. Making the website 508-compliant is easy. Making 508-compliant documents is a lot harder. I've had good success with Word files that become PDFs. Excel is about 50/50. PowerPoint is impossible. And now they've asked for Visio.