Document Permissions

Test info

Failure cause

Document has restrictive permissions

The document permissions do not allow assistive technology to access the PDF content.

Why this may be a barrier

Restrictive security settings prevent the access to a PDF document. If text access for screen reader devices is not allowed, blind people can not access the content of the document. If copying of text is not allowed, persons with visual impairment might encounter problems, when using other software to read the content.

Furthermore, users of older versions of PDF reading software might encounter compatibility problems with password protected documents.


PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0

This test is not described in PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0.


Related WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

4.1 Compatible “Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.”

WCAG 2.0 Success criterion 4.1