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Re: PDF accessibility


From: Monir ElRayes
Date: Feb 12, 2010 10:12AM

Agreed. To expand on a related point, I strongly believe that the right
place to focus accessibility efforts is at the author level. This is where
you can achieve the best results for the resources applied. Also authors are
in the best position to add accessibility related info (e.g. alt text for
images. Proper structuring of tables etc) while the document is being
created. This is what NetCentric is currently focused on.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Andrew
Sent: February-12-10 10:57 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDF accessibility

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.