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From: Monir ElRayes
Date: Jan 28, 2010 4:24AM


The full accessibility checker produces too many false passes as it cannot
check for many structural issues in PDF. Human based checking (without the
help of proper tools) is simply too time consuming and requires a skill set
that average users do not possess.

What is really needed is a tool-based methodical approach to making PDF
accessible that combines tool checking and remediation with assisted user
input. The CommonLook tool
(http://net-centric.com/products/cl_s508_adobe.aspx) does that.

Cheers,
Monir

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Karlen
Communications
Sent: January-28-10 5:20 AM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDFs that read one word per line

It is recommended that people develop a quality assurance process that
combines human based checking with the accessibility full check. The
Accessibility Full check is a mechanical tool like the HTML validators and
checks for the things that can be checked mechanically. Just as with HTML
you also need someone to take a look at the Tags and make sure they are
correct and that all content that is essential to the understanding of the
content has been tagged and tagged correctly.

The PDF/UA [Universal Access] is developing standards for accessible PDF.
http://pdf.editme.com/pdfuaspec

Many organizations develop standards and guidelines for PDF documents based
on legislation.

Cheers, Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Geof Collis
Sent: January-27-10 8:09 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDFs that read one word per line

What are people using to check to see if a pdf is accessible?

cheers

Geof