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Re: Automated Checking of PDF Documents?

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From: Patrick Burke
Date: Jul 5, 2007 5:30PM


Thanks Tim & Andrew. This is extremely helpful.

Patrick

At 02:11 PM 7/5/2007, Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:
>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
> >
> >


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