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Which Acrobat versions for creating accessible PDF's


From: Terrill Thompson
Date: Jan 31, 2011 10:39AM

Hi All,

In looking at the Adobe Acrobat Family Production Comparison page:

That page provides some general (though inaccessible) information about which Acrobat version is required for accessible authoring, and there's a bit more detail provided in the detailed comparison (an untagged PDF linked from the main page). According to these docs...

Features that are available in Acrobat X Standard:
- Make PDF documents more accessible by adding tags to control reading order, and improve navigation is available in Standard
- Scan paper documents into PDF and automatically recognize text with improved optical character recognition (OCR)

Features that require Acrobat X Pro:
- Validate accessible PDF documents and check for possible accessibility problems
- Provide a reading order for pages or columns of text requires Pro

Has anyone created a more specific, comprehensive list of which accessibility features are available in the various flavors of Acrobat? I have the Pro version, but I've gotten fuzzy on how many of the features available to me are also available to people running Standard.


Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, UW Accessible Technology
UW Information Technology
University of Washington
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