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From: Geof Collis
Date: Jan 29, 2010 1:30PM


Hi Monir

Thanks, now my head is starting to hurt. LOL

What is the price tag for something like that?

cheers

Geof
At 03:23 PM 1/29/2010, you wrote:
>Geof,
>
>ComnmonLook is a software tool that works with Acrobat Standard or Pro and
>presents the PDF structure in a visual, easy-to-manipulate format called the
>Logical Structure Editor. The idea is to hide the complexity of the PDF
>structure as much as possible from the remediator.
>
>Keep in mind that a PDF file consists of 3 independent "views": Physical
>(this is what gets displayed and printed), tags (this is what the screen
>reader process) and content (this is what the Reflow feature in Acrobat uses
>as well as what gets displayed by PDAs). As the 3 PDF views are independent,
>they can (and often do) get out of synch with each other (especially with
>some PDF generation tools). Putting them back in synch, and ensuring that
>there are sufficient and accurate structural elements to make the document
>accessible, can be beyond the skills of the average user.
>
>CommonLook hides the complexity of the PDF structure and also provides tools
>that make it possible to automatically correct many of the common
>accessibility issues in PDF (many are based on feedback from customers such
>as OPM, DHS and SSA) and deal with complex objects such as tables.
>
>CommonLook also methodically goes through the PDF document and ensures all
>the Section 508 standards are verified (either automatically or through
>operator intervention) and generates a compliance report. This is important
>because many people mistakenly assume that screen reader testing is
>sufficient (while Section 508 is intended to deal with many different types
>of disability).
>
>Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
>
>
>Cheers,
>Monir
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Langum, Michael J
>Sent: January-29-10 2:28 PM
>To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDFs that read one word per line
>
>I concur with Mike Moore's use of CommonLook.
>
>We have used CommonLook for the past 6 or 7 years, and could not do our work
>without it.
>
>Monir ElRayes (who is a member of this list and has made several comments on
>this thread) can give you all the details.
>
>-- Mike
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Geof Collis
>Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 2:17 PM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDFs that read one word per line
>
>
>Sorry, never heard of it. :O)
>
>cheers
>
>Geof
>
>At 02:13 PM 1/29/2010, you wrote:
> >Common Look comes close and will allow you to test and repair PDFs
> >with Adobe Standard.
> >
> >Mike Moore
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> >[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Geof Collis
> >Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 12:27 PM
> >To: WebAIM Discussion List
> >Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDFs that read one word per line
> >
> >So there's no tool like Webaim's Wave?
> >
> >cheers
> >
> >Geof
> >At 12:39 PM 1/29/2010, you wrote:
> >
> >
> > >What are people using to check to see if a pdf is accessible?
> > >
> > >We use Adobe Acrobat Pro, JAWS with Adobe Reader, and also run a
> > >keyboard only test in reader for forms.
> > >
> > >Mike
> > >
> > >