PDF security blocks accessibility Accessibility Checkpoint


PDF security on the document prevents screen readers accessing document text.


The PDF ‘Content Copying for Accessibility’ document property is set to ‘Not Allowed’.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Changed rule ID from AccWcag2-1.3.1-2 to AccPdfDocSecurity.
  • 4.7 Jun 2012 Now triggers Section 508 1194.22 (a).
  • 4.0 Jun 2010 Don’t check accessibility-allowed attribute in corrupt PDFs.
  • 4.0 Jun 2010 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in PDF documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccPdfDocSecurity