Employment

Non-image PDFs as Advertising for Jobs

Often times, applications or job advertisements which are used to publicize a position on social media web sites are image-based portable document files (PDFs). For those individuals who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled, these files are nearly impossible to read. This group of people uses screen reading software to access information no the computer screen. This technology, though advanced, is not capable of understanding images, only text. When this type of file is used, it prohibits this segment of the population from accessing vital information either to apply to a job or to learn more about a desired position.

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