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Re: PDFs and NVDA


From: LSnider
Date: Aug 31, 2011 2:30PM

Hi Karen,

My apologies for the delay, I was at a conference for 8 days.

Thanks, that was great information.

Webaim has a great list of NVDA shortcuts, it was very helpful for me when I
was putting together a presentation. They have JAWS shortcuts too. Being a
sighted user, I need to play with them more.

Cheers and thanks again,


On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 3:32 AM, Karlen Communications <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> The recommended "reading order" is to infer the reading order from the
> document. This is what Acrobat or Reader should be set at by default in the
> Reading category of the Preferences. Tab Order only comes into play for
> forms or PDF documents with links. This is the only time we have the option
> to "Tab" through content and the content being tabbed through are the form
> controls and the links not the "regular text" of the document. Any document
> without links or form controls we use standard navigation/reading keyboard
> commands for moving through documents.
> The other two options, left to right, top to bottom and the raw print
> stream are used for legacy or untagged PDF documents and are meant to be an
> option in getting some kind of sense out of the document when the
> recommended reading order doesn't work with the PDF. These are options even
> if the PDF is tagged but not tagged properly. Duff is correct in that Tags
> are what makes a PDF accessible and these other two options are considered
> to be last resorts when the document is not tagged...or as I've said, not
> tagged correctly.
> I have NVDA and opened a PDF tagged from Word in Acrobat 9. When I press H
> NVDA does move from heading to heading in the document. I couldn't find
> reference to the keyboard command to list headings in NVDA...am a JAWS
> user.
> Can you send the keyboard command and I'll see if it works with my
> documents? My first thought was that NVDA didn't have this feature for PDF
> documents which is why you got an empty list or no list at all. I did try
> to
> find a list of the keyboard commands for NVDA but the WebAIM link which
> seems to be the best match to the search results won't open and all other
> references don't mention listing headings as a feature of NVDA. Will keep
> trying but if you have the keyboard command that would be helpful.
> Cheers, Karen