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Re: Q: Best tags to use


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Aug 31, 2009 6:45AM

Have you seen the new Adobe InDesign accessibility best practices document? (linked from http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/indesign/)

Also, there is the Word to PDF quick tips document (http://blogs.adobe.com/accessibility/assets/WordToPDFReferenceCard_v1.pdf)


Andrew Kirkpatrick

Senior Product Manager, Accessibility

Adobe Systems


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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Bevi Chagnon | PubCom
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 12:38 AM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: [WebAIM] Q: Best tags to use

I'm a trainer (and long-time lurker on this list) and am revising my
handouts for a class on making 508-accessible PDFs from MS Word and Adobe

I am looking for a list of standardized tags to label different parts of a
PDF document, but have come up with little more than the basics.and a lot of
different opinions, too. I'm a fairly advanced trainer in this area, but I'm
starting to get confused by all the different opinions and the crazy tags
that Adobe PDF sometimes applies when InDesign and MS Word are converted to

So, I'm asking you for help. Can you take this quick survey and tell me what
YOU prefer?

My class participants are government publishers and we have control over
what tags are used throughout the entire process, from Word to InDesign to
PDF. The content is also destined for HTML and XML content management
systems, too.

Thanks so much. Survey follows.

-Bevi Chagnon

For body text:

<bodytext> or

<p> or

<normal> or

<normalparagraphstyle> or

For headings:

<heading_1> or

<heading 1> or


For lists:

<L> or

<list> or

<ol> or


Other tags they're using are not as difficult to pin down, but if you have
any comments on any of these that follow, I'm all ears!

For tables:










For multi-chapter books:





<h1> for titles of individual chapters

For bold and italics:



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