Make Adobe PDF forms accessible

You can make form fields accessible to vision- and motion-challenged users by adding tags to the PDF and by properly structuring it. In addition, you can use the tool tip form field property to provide the user with information about the field or to provide instructions. For example, using the tool tip property value, the screen reader could say “Your name.” Without the tool tip property, a screen reader simply names the type of form field.

  1. If necessary, choose Tools > Forms > Edit, and make sure that the Select Object tool  is selected.
  2. Double-click a selected form field to open the Properties window.
  3. In the General tab, type a description into the tool tip box.
Note: If you use Designer ES for creating your form, you must run the screen reader before opening the form in Acrobat in order to display accessibility tags with a flowable layout in Acrobat.