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Re: print to PDF functionality and accessibility


From: Jerra Strong
Date: Oct 7, 2021 11:38AM

Depends on what you want that end-user to be doing with the PDF.

The "print to PDF" function is pretty much guaranteed to make a print-only
PDF with no tags, so you would have to have some separate tool that
generates a PDF which is meeting the standards you want, or provide an
already-created PDF for download at some link. Or, you could have them
fill the form online, and then generate an already-filled PDF, which is
okay that it's print-only, because they are just going to print it and
stick it in an envelope.

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 10:32 AM Logan Trafford < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Bit of an odd question perhaps and I'll try to describe the scenario as
> distinctly as possible.
> Our developers have created an accessible HTML payment form.
> There are two options
> 1. continue to pay online, which takes the user to a 3rd party payment
> tool.
> 2. select the option to mail in the payment, with the form filled in and
> printed off.
> As stated, the HTML form itself is WCAG conformant, BUT if a user decides
> to save (or print) as PDF, is there any way to control the PDF that is
> generated automatically? In other words, currently it is a non-accessible
> PDF that is produced.
> Is there another step in the process that we would need to invoke somehow?
> thanks in advance for any thoughts or input.
> Logan
> > > > >