WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: Acrobat instability when using screenreaders


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Jun 26, 2010 10:30AM

I reviewed this document with JAWS 11 and Adobe Acrobat 9.3. When in the
"infer reading order from document" the document took several minutes to be
completely recognized and words were run together with some distortion of
pronunciation. The time to process the document was long enough where in the
interim I sent the document to be scanned and read by Kurzweil v12.02 and
found that the document was recognized and read properly. I subsequently
used the other reading choices in version 9.3 to read the document and there
was no difficulty in using the "left to right, top to bottom" or "Raw print
screen choices." This document was read with the most clarity using JAWS in
the "Raw print screen choice."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Kowallis" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Acrobat instability when using screenreaders

> Try this one: http://cmstest1.test.utah.edu/sample2.pdf
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Duff Johnson
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:59 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Acrobat instability when using screenreaders
> Roger,
>> I'm still not sure about the instability issue because it's also
>> appearing in simple files without any form elements. I've tried to follow
>> the basic workflow of converting a Word document to PDF using PDFMaker in
>> Word. Does anyone have a good example of an accessible PDF (preferably
>> with form elements) created using Word and Acrobat Pro.
>> Here's a sample problem PDF without form elements generated from Word:
>> http://cmstest1.test.utah.edu/sample.pdf
> This looks to me like the same file as the form previously posted.
> Feel free to contact me offlist: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Duff Johnson
> Appligent Document Solutions, CEO
> US Committee for ISO/CD 14289 (PDF/UA), Chair
> 22 E. Baltimore Ave
> Lansdowne, PA 19050
> +1 610 284 4006
> +1 617 553 1934 (direct)
> http://www.appligent.com
> http://www.twitter.com/duffjohnson