Digital Accessibility

Why is it important to provide accessible documents?

  • Assistive technologies, screen and document readers cannot access nor read image files. The message received is "page is blank."
  • Your information is not available to your audience.

How to Convert an Image File to a Text File

To convert an image file to a text file:

  1. Use this web based Document Conversion tool: www.robobraille.org/web3/umassamherst.
  2. Upload file.
  3. Select document conversion.
  4. The converted document is returned via e-mail as an attachment.
  5. You will need to edit the file before it is saved to an accessible PDF.

Questions? Need Help?

Make a visit to the Accessibility section of the UMass Brand Guide as your first stop. You may also refer to Accessibility and Usability at Penn State.  

Related Resources

Microsoft Word, Accessibility and PDF Help