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Re: Accessible PDF with InDesign


From: Ted
Date: Jan 11, 2012 3:42AM

You can add the spaces in Acrobat. With the TouchUp Text tool selected,
place the cursor where you want the space, right-click and select Insert
followed by Non-breaking space.

Ted Page
Director, PWS Ltd

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Registered office: 4 Riverview, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4UX

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: 10 January 2012 16:11
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessible PDF with InDesign

InDesign CS 5.5 has the major improvements you need to make this easier for
the InDesign author to get it right. It sounds like you might just need the
PDF to be tweaked in Acrobat to fix the list issue though. I'd need to know
more about the tags used in the PDF for this area of the document to know
for sure... AWK

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Andrews, David B
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:39 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Accessible PDF with InDesign

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.