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I need to compile electronically signed PDF letters into Section 508 compliant documents

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Is there a workaround for me to compile multiple electronically signed letters into a section 508 compliant document for online public review?  When I compile the letters in a PDF, the signatures are stripped out, which means it doesn't look like the original.  I've tried making .PNG copies, attaching and then OCR, but the quality fades significantly, and the reliability of the OCR is pretty low.

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I need to compile electronically signed PDF letters into Section 508 compliant documents

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Is there a workaround for me to compile multiple electronically signed letters into a section 508 compliant document for online public review?  When I compile the letters in a PDF, the signatures are stripped out, which means it doesn't look like the original.  I've tried making .PNG copies, attaching and then OCR, but the quality fades significantly, and the reliability of the OCR is pretty low.

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You can't combine multiple signed documents into one file because it invalidates the signatures. Your approach of exporting to an image could work but I'd suggest exporting to a .tif file with a highter resolution and then using OCR to make them compliant. It's not ideal, because you're going to have to re-tag everything for accessibility again. If you can post them individually I'd go that route or combine them into a portfolio instead of a single PDF file.

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Exporting the files to images and creating a new PDF file from those images will also invalidate the signatures, of course...

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I haven't tried to make a portfolio Section 508 compliant.  Is there a 508 compliance test for portfolio? In the meantime, I'll try with .tiff, when I get access to the original letters.

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