Below is guidance for creating an accessible PDF/A that supports use by screen readers and can be used by people with print disabilities.
The easiest way to create an accessible PDF is to make the file you’re converting into a PDF as accessible as possible. Then when you create the PDF from that file, you need to make sure you’re doing so in a way that maintains as many of those accessibility features as possible. There may also be some things that need to be added or fixed in the PDF itself.
By creating an accessible document from the beginning, there will be less work required to remediate the PDF that gets created. Most software offers a guide for creating documents that are accessible to screen readers, some of which are provided here.
Adding embedded metadata to your thesis file
Embedded metadata is useful in helping to find files and making sure that information about them is not lost in the future. Basic fields like Title, Subject, Author, Department, and Keywords are useful to add as a basic set.
Microsoft Word 2019