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From: David Farough
Date: Jul 27, 2010 12:27PM


I think that the easiest way to deal with this would be to modify the
physical structure of the source document and then convert to PDF
afterwards.
You could spend a lot of time modifying the tags tree and still have
problems. On the webaim site, there is an article which discusses the
problems that Jaws has in determining whether a table is for layout or
data purposes.
Check out the post from the blog for December 2 entitled "Jaws Ate My
Tables"
http://webaim.org/blog/page/3/




David Farough
Application Accessibility Coordinator/coordonateur de l'accessibilité
Information Technology Services Directorate /
Direction des services d'information technologiques
Public Service Commission / Commission de la fonction publique
Email / Courriel: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Tel. / Tél: (613) 992-2779

>>> "Langum, Michael J" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 12:08 PM Tuesday, July
27, 2010 >>>
Does the use of table structures for layout trouble screen reader
users?

We have an author who is really fond of using layout tables to provide
a visual structure to her documents. She writes in Word, and then we
convert to PDF for publication on our website. I have attached an
extracted sample page.

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.

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

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

-- Mike


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