Accessible PDF generation from within Adobe InDesign – PDF/UA compliant

axaio MadeToTag is an Adobe InDesign plug-in to properly prepare InDesign documents for export as an accessible, tagged PDF file – fast and reliable. The tagged PDF complies with the terms of the PDF/UA-STANDARD, the international PDF standard for universal accessibility. PDF/UA is important to organizations and companies delivering documents that need to comply with legal obligations requiring accessible content (including WCAG 2.0, Section 508 in the US, Canada’s Common Look 2.0 and Feel standard/CLF, EAA, EU Mandat 376, Britain’s BS 8878, and others). But also for all those who see a moral need to provide proper accessible documents. In addition, with the upcoming introduction of the European Accessibility Act (EAA) in June 2025, commercial entities will also be obliged to implement digital accessibility in their business workflows.

The MadeToTag UI is based on a SEVEN STEP GUIDE, which will lead you safely and intuitively through the tasks, to generate the tagged PDF file, without missing any important step to meet all legal requirements.

Tagged PDFs are essential for accessibility, so that screen reader devices for visually impaired people or reading software for users with learning disabilities can provide rich access to a PDF’s content and for an easy navigation through the document.

Experience MadeToTag by yourself with our free test version:

Fields of Application

Properly tagged PDF files have become very important for public administrations and enterprises. Legal requirements for physically impaired people and for accessibility in the information technology (such as described in the German BGG, BITV and EU mandate 376) impose that the public sector offers all content – webpages as well as PDF documents – in an accessible form. But also media service providers, representatives of associations and institutions as well as students and lecturers at colleges and universities increasingly consider it their duty to have their written materials available as accessible documents. Nothing simpler than that, with MadeToTag.

On top of that, PDF tags are an effective method to improve your company’s search engine optimization. The tags in the PDF file follow concepts similar to those found in HTML. Properly used tags place websites higher in the search engine rankings.

Platform & Pricing

for Adobe® InDesign®MadeToTag Pricing (net/excl. VAT)
Adobe® InDesign® Single user license: € 599

Upgrade rules/Maintenance agreement

The MadeToTag upgrade to a newer Adobe CC version costs € 249 per license.
As an alternative (to the payable upgrade) customers have the option to buy an annual support and maintenance agreement for € 119.80 per license, to obtain upgrades/updates and premium support at no additional cost.

Note on upgrades: Approximately every 12 months, Adobe releases a major InDesign upgrade (InDesign 2022), where previously installed third-party plug-ins no longer work. In this case, MadeToTag customers need to request an upgrade to get new MadeToTag license keys for the respective InDesign version.

Note on the Support and Maintenance Agreement: An alternative to a paid upgrade is the conclusion of an annual Support and Maintenance Agreement (SMA). During the term of the SMA, MadeToTag customers receive premium support and upgrades to newer Adobe InDesign CC versions at no additional cost. The agreement always has to be concluded retrospectively to the purchase date of the license or, if already done so, to a payable upgrade. For customers, who have purchased MadeToTag before January 1, 2018 and would like to conclude a maintenance contract, January 1, 2018 is deemed to be the beginning maintenance date.

Note: The MadeToTag software maintenance agreement can not be purchased through the axaio webshop. You need to send an e-mail to or contact your sales partner from whom you purchased MadeToTag.

All prices quoted are net/excluding VAT.


  • Supports Adobe InDesign CC 2018 - ID 2024
  • For Windows and Mac (Intel, ARM)

Release notes

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  • Reliable creation of tagged PDF files, right from your layout in Adobe InDesign
  • Accessible PDF file, legally compliant, based on the PDF/UA ISO standard
  • Comprehensive tagging of content in the shortest possible time
  • Short introduction time, due to intuitive 7-step user interface
  • Reliable PDF/UA-compliant results thanks to integrated checking and correction functions
  • Provides support for legal requirements for physically impaired people and for accessibility in information technology (such as described in the German BGG, BITV and EU Mandate 376)

Key Features

  • Definition of export tags
  • Structuring content in articles
  • Control of export tags via color highlighting
  • Correct tagging of lists, links and tables of contents
  • Adding of alternative text to describe images and graphics
  • Repair functions for common problems, e.g. incorrectly formatted lists, empty paragraphs, etc.
  • Assigning languages used in the document for correct language output
  • Easy tagging of complex tables by rows and columns
  • Correct processing of tags in anchored frames, such as headings or lists
  • Comfortable editing of interactive forms based on a template PDF
  • Support of mathematical expressions (formulas, fractions, etc.) in cooperation with MathTools from movemen
  • Tagging preview for a fast review based on callas pdfGoHTML
  • Check for insufficient color contrasts
  • Output InDesign books as a tagged PDF
  • Step-by-step support within the user interface
  • Practical keyboard shortcuts for all important MadeToTag functions
  • Export to tagged PDF based on the PDF/UA ISO standard
  • Export as PDF/A-2a (accessible PDF for long-term archiving with tagged content)

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