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


Hi All,

In looking at the Adobe Acrobat Family Production Comparison page:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html

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.

Thanks,

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