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From: Sarah Ferguson
Date: Aug 31, 2016 2:56PM


We have a lot of PDFs on our university site and it's my goal to make them
as accessible as possible. If we own the material, it is one thing, but
what if we don't? For example, we have government forms and published
journal articles. We have permission to have these materials on our web
site, but do we have the right to alter them by adding tags, alt text, etc?
Is there a fair use rule that applies or do we need permission from each
source?

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Sarah Ferguson
Web Accessibility Specialist
Department of Digital Communications