Adobe Acrobat

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Adobe have developed an application called Acrobat which is used to create Portable Document Format documents.  This format holds its design elements very well when used across platforms and the internet so the author can guarantee that what they wished the reader to see will be available when saved or printed.

This can cause accessibility difficulties especially if the document is saved as a picture, as this means the text can not be read by screen reader software or text to speech.  It may even have to be re-scanned  using optical character recognition.  However, it is possible to save word processed documents that use styles, with headings, page numbers and page breaks with properly designed tables into accessible PDFs or to make the original Adobe Acrobat PDF accessible.