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Re: PDF accessibility


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Feb 12, 2010 10:00AM

One thing I want to emphasize though regarding tagging is that it is
important that organizations, especially those that have a formal
accessibility policy, develop an accessibility process that produces
consistent results. Such a process would necessarily involve tagging
(preferably by generating a tagged document directly from the authoring
tool) as well as ensuring the tags are applied correctly.

No question. It is unrealistic to expect that all authors will understand all of this, so setting tagging as a baseline requirement is appropriate. I made the point as much to communicate that "untagged does not mean completely inaccessible" as anything else.