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:
  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?

See the Related Resources below. Also see Accessibility and Usability at Penn State - a great online resource You may also contact Disability Services.

Related Resources

Microsoft Word, Accessibility and PDF Help