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Re: Which Acrobat versions for creating accessible PDF's


From: Karlen Communications
Date: Jan 31, 2011 10:57AM

You need Acrobat Pro to work with tagged PDF. I haven't ever considered
using the standard version with tagged PDF and I believe that Adobe states
that you need the pro version to work with tagged PDF. Might be on their
accessibility resource page.

So can't help with the features of each...just know you need pro or pro
extended. I think pro extended adds a multimedia or 3-D capability.

Cheers, Karen

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Subject: [WebAIM] Which Acrobat versions for creating accessible PDF's

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
- 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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