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Re: Automated Checking of PDF Documents?

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Jul 9, 2007 5:20AM


Can you clarify what you mean with regard to the checkboxes? I'm not
sure what you mean when you say "adobe radio buttons seem to only read
the range"?

Thanks,
AWK

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> The read out loud feature isn't an effective test of the
> level of accessiblity. We often test with speech. The AT
> (JAWS for example) is reading a different layer of the Adobe
> document than the read out loud feature. (there is what you
> see, the tag level, and the content level)
>
> Note I use both the accessiblity checker for Adobe 7 and
> Adobe 8 - 8 ALWAYS indicates a problem if I select the 508
> aspect of the checker. I also have been introduced to
> Netentric. We are purchasing two licenses.
>
>
> An inherent adobe feature I discovered is the check box with
> forms. In html there are radio buttons. In Adobe radio
> buttons seem to only read the RANGE, can't find a way to have
> it read individual (e.g. reads "colors" for each item rather
> than red, blue, pink). So one must use a check box...
> Meaning more than one can be checked, following rules.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of
> Patrick Burke
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 4:09 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
>
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