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PDF Accessible

A PDF Accessible file is a digital scan of a book or document that turns printed text into an electronic format that is readable by a computer or portable device. These scanned files will look exactly like their printed counterpart and will maintain formatting regardless of screen size or magnification. PDF accessible is the most readily available format that is created by AIM-VA. AIM-VA users can order these files for any book not already in the AIM-VA library.

Accessibility Features

  • Provides an identical digital representation of a printed book.
  • Compatible with text-to-speech programs
  • PDFs can be opened by using a variety of programs on the computer as well as many mobile devices.
  • Users can increase the page size without distorting the text; allowing PDF Accessible files to be used as digital large print.
  • Most PDF readers will have a series of additional beneficial features such as:
    • Highlights text as it is read for improved comprehension
    • Contains note taking features like in text highlighting and commenting
    • Bookmarking and electronic navigation

Works With:

Adobe Reader and text-to-speech programs such as: Read: OutLoud, Kurzweil 1000 and 3000, Read and Write: Gold.

Did You Know:

Did you know that your students can type their answers right on the page of a PDF: Accessible and PDF: Fully Accessible Workbooks using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader?
(download the NEW Adobe Acrobat Reader DC free at:

  • Click on Comment tool on the right side of the screen.
  • Click on the plain ‘T’ on the top Comment bar.
  • Click on the page where you want to type your answer. Type it!
  • Print the page when you are finished!