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Re: question about accessible pdfs


From: Steve Green
Date: Dec 15, 2008 11:05AM

Yes, we remove headers and footers and put the page numbers first in the
reading order.


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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Owens, Parker
Sent: 15 December 2008 17:00
Subject: [WebAIM] question about accessible pdfs

I am making an accessible version of an online magazine. The magazine is in
pdf format, and is 36 pages. When tagging the document, I have the
inclination to make the page numbers part of the background (essentially
removing them), or tag them and place them first in the reading order (so
the page number will be read first before the page content). I am also
planning on removing the header information on each page, since it seems
pointless to repeat the name of the magazine and the issue at the start of
each page.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Parker Owens
Web Accessibility Office
Eastern Kentucky University
254 Case Annex
Richmond, KY 40475

Phone: (859) 622-2743