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Re: creation of Accessible PDF documents


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Oct 30, 2011 7:12AM

its my understanding that Open Office is still inaccessible to JAWS users
although I haven't personally tried it in a couple of years.
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From: "Andrew Kirkpatrick" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] creation of Accessible PDF documents

> I'am a tutor for the lecture "accessible documents" at the computer
> science faculty at the TU Dresden. In one exercise of this lecture the
> students should create a small, accessible pdf document. If possible the
> job should be doable without using commercial software especially not
> Adobe Acrobat. I searched for open source software and found Open Office
> which seems to work relativly well.
> AWK: Why "especially not Adobe Acrobat"? Trying to add extra challenges
> to the task by not allowing the most capable general-purpose tool for
> working with PDF documents? :)
> I don't know how to fix these issues in Open Office. Is this possible or
> am I forced to use Adobe Acrobat after exporting to fix that?
> AWK: You might want to log a bug on open office to fix this issue in their
> output, but until they fix that you may need a commercial tool since I'm
> not aware of any free tool that handles this.