Wherever possible, publish content as an HTML webpage, if you do need to publish a document, it should be in addition to the webpage.

Documents like PDFs make your content harder to find, use and maintain. And it can be difficult for users to customise them for ease of reading, and often they do not work very well with assistive technologies like screen readers.

To create an accessible PDF:

  1. you must first create an accessible Word document and then, 
  2. convert this to PDF using the guidelines from Adobe