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Re: Accessible PDF with InDesign


From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Jan 10, 2012 7:03PM


Have your contractor watch:

Mike provides a handful of good tips in the video. I passed this video
onto a few people at work, and all of them found it useful.

Ryan E. Benson

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Andrews, David B (DEED)
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> We have an outside contractor who produces, for us, an annual report - on paper and an "Accessible PDF version."  She switched to Adobe InDesign CS5 this year because she was unable to produce an acceptable PDF with QWARK Express.  Her results with InDesign are better, but not better.
> There is one main problem - there is a list of donors at end, in 3 columns.  They have been decolumnized properly in the PDF, with a screen reader, and they look right on the screen, but there is no space between names.  If you examine them with a screen reader it would look like this,
> Chris AndersonDavid AndrewsJames Brown ...
> The names are taken out of the columns properly, but no space between names.  The contractor tells me that each one is followed by a return in the source.  She also tried changing to a space followed by return, but no go, the space doesn't appear.
> Any ideas, suggestions, etc.
> Dave