Using PDFs

Have you ever uploaded a document to your website instead of creating a web page? While it may seem like a way to save time, PDFs should be used sparingly. Here’s why.

When to Use a PDF

Occasionally, you might decide to upload a PDF to your website. Here are some examples of when a PDF might be appropriate:

When Not to Use a PDF

What You Need to Do

Note: Any PDF used on the new standard university web templates must be accessible. Accessibility training for all editors will coincide with your website migration.

A Note on Accessibility

Brandeis University is committed to providing information on the web that is available to all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments. Read our full Accessibility Statement or sign up for Accessibility Training (mandatory for all web editors using the new standard university templates).