Acceptable File Names

Downloadable files normally retain the file name of the original source document, but with a language identifier and an extension. Follow the guidelines below to keep file names on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) simple, consistent, and searchable.

Use of PDF Documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present and exchange documents reliably, independent of software, hardware, or operating system. Designed for portability, PDFs are easier to carry away from the website and can be very useful for handouts of training materials.

PDF Title <tag>

The title that appears on the cover of each PDF must also be added to the Title field under Document Properties. This Title <tag> is what displays and identifies your document in search results.

Accessibility for PDFs

Overview of accessibility and best practices for 508 compliant pdf files on the ECLKC.

Accessibility Checkers

The following accessibility checkers are useful for maintaining 508 compliance across files, software, and platforms.