Display Doc Title Key

Rule ID: displaydoctitle-key
Ruleset: axe-pdf 2.0
User Impact: Serious
Guidelines: WCAG 2.1 (A), WCAG 2.0 (A), PDF/UA

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Compliance Data & Impact

User Impact


Disabilities Affected

  • Blind
  • Deafblind
  • Mobility


  • WCAG 2.1 (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (A)
  • PDF/UA

WCAG Success Criteria [WCAG 2.1 (A)]

  • 2.4.2: MUST: Page Titled

WCAG Success Criteria [WCAG 2.0 (A)]

  • 2.4.2: MUST: Page Titled

    How to Fix the Problem

    In Adobe Acrobat Pro:

    1. Open the Document Properties dialog by clicking File > Properties.
    2. Click the “Initial View” tab.
    3. Under “Window Options”, in the “Show” field, select “Document Title” from the drop down menu.

    Why it Matters

    By displaying the document title rather than the file name, users are able to get an overview of the contents of the document.

    Rule Description

    Document titles identify the current location without requiring users to read or interpret page content. User agents make the title of the page easily available to the user for identifying the page. For instance, a user agent may display the page title in the window title bar or as the name of the tab containing the page.

    The Algorithm (in simple terms)

    PDF document must display the document title


    Refer to the complete list of axe 2.0 rules.

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