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Making the Most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for Learners with Additional Support Needs (ASN)

by Craig Mill

on Mon Oct 23, 2017

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CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new infograph/poster; Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN).

The infograph/poster highlights some of the built-in tools available in the free PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader

Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with ASN, is an illustrative resource with hints, tips and advice, presented in a colourful, engaging easy-to-read format.

What’s in the infograph/poster?

  • How to change the background and font colours on a PDF including high contrast.
  • Using Read Out Loud - Adobe Acrobat Reader’s built-in text reader.
  • Using Zoom to magnify text on a PDF.
  • Reflow – how to keep the text on a PDF from ‘running off’ the page at high magnification.
  • Automatically Scroll – to support learners who can’t turn pages or operate a mouse.

Although many of these tools and features can be used independently to support learners they can also be used in tandem, e.g., magnification and text-to-speech, thereby extending and enhancing the usability and accessibility of PDFs. 

Who is the infograph/poster for?

  • Teachers, Support Staff for Learning, classroom/learning assistants, librarians.
  • All learners, including those with additional support needs – from schools, to further and higher education.
  • Parents.

Download the infograph/poster 

Download the infograph/poster directly or you can also download it from Posters and Leaflets download section of the CALL website.

Tags: pdf, accessibility, dyslexia

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