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Re: Use of Headings


From: Duff Johnson
Date: Jul 27, 2010 10:24AM

> Does the use of table structures for layout trouble screen reader users?

The fact that table-tools were used to author the document should not be taken to imply that tables should be represented in the document's tags. Semantics should always trump the machine output.

> I'm seeking advice on the best way to work with the Acrobat tag tree in this document.
> Logically, the tags should be : <h1>, <h2>, followed by several <p> and an <L>. Then another
> <h2>, followed by several <p> and an <l> tags.

Then tag it that way, replacing the "detritus" table tags left over from the PDF's creation.

> But because she used a layout table, these tags end up nested in various table tags.

Yes... so the tags in the PDF as-created are incorrect and must be edited in Acrobat.

> Should I modify the physical structure to reflect the logical structure of the document? Or
> leave the various table tags in the document?

Modify the logical structure in the PDF to match the semantics of the document.


Duff Johnson
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