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Re: Automated Checking of PDF Documents?

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Jul 5, 2007 3:20PM


To add to Tim's comment - Acrobat includes a batch checking feature, so
that it can check many files quickly.

Also, NetCentric has a tool called CommonLook that provides testing and
also mediates the repair of many issues.

AWK

> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of
> Tim Harshbarger
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 5:07 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Automated Checking of PDF Documents?
>
> Patrick,
>
> Acrobat Reader has an Accessibility Quick Check feature and
> Acrobat has an Accessibility Checking feature that goes more
> in depth. I have found the full accessibility check in
> Acrobat to provide useful information.
> The Quick check does not provide as much information, but it
> can provide some insight on the document's accessibility.
>
> Depending on the formats of the original documents, I have
> found it useful to address most of the potential problems by
> teaching people how to design the original document. For
> example, using styles in Microsoft Word goes a long way
> toward producing an accessible PDF document.
>
> I hope this information helps.
>
> Tim
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> >[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Patrick
> >Burke
> >Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 3:09 PM
> >To: WebAIM Discussion List
> >Subject: [WebAIM] Automated Checking of PDF Documents?
> >
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >Do any of the automated testing tools check PDF files?
> >
> >Or is the Adobe "Read Out Loud" command a simple & effective test of
> >the level of accessibility? (This would also give some feedback on
> >forms & tables, at least to someone who knew what they were
> listening
> >for.)
> >
> >Then there's always the Jaws demo & the "This document appears to be
> >empty" test. ...
> >
> >We have a lot of non-technical people generating PDFs, so
> I'm looking
> >for any quick & reasonably good test they can run to get some
> >verification that they're using the creation tools correctly.
> >Thanks much for any thoughts,
> >
> >Patrick (This brain appears to be empty.)
> >
> >
> >--
> >Patrick J. Burke
> >
> >Coordinator
> >UCLA Disabilities &
> >Computing Program
> >
> >Phone: 310 206-6004
> >E-mail: burke <at> ucla. edu
> >
> >