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Re: Regarding accessible PDF authoring

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From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Sep 28, 2012 10:31AM


This is unfortunately what I've concluded as well.

I'm trying to take a preexisting PDF that was made several years ago without
tagging, and add form fields where appropriate, which looks to be impossible
without sighted assistance using Acrobat Pro. It's frustrating.

It would be great if the editor within Acrobat worked as well as MS Word, in
that you could select or put the cursor in a particular spot, press the
Applications key or equivalent to open a drop down menu, and insert the
correct tag for the selected text or insertion point accordingly.

The necessity for using an inaccessible editor to make something accessible,
is an irony.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pratik Patel" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Regarding accessible PDF authoring


Nuance's products are as incapable of allowing blind users to create
or edit PDF files independently. Many of the features to make files
accessible are themselves not accessible,


Regards,

Pratik Patel
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On Sep 28, 2012, at 8:08 AM, "Kornbrot, Diana" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> How about Nuance
>
> PDF Converter Professional 8 £99?
> Claimed to be better than ADOBE acrobat
>
> Would be interested in hearing form anyone who has experienced both
> Best
> Diann
>
>
>
>
> On 28/09/2012 01:10, "Birkir R. Gunnarsson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>
> Bryan
> If you are refering to actobat Pro, then there are certain steps that
> need to be taken using sight (i.e. not entirely accessible to a screen
> reader user).
> At least this was the case 6 months ago when I was looking into this
> process.
> Thanks
> -B
>
> On 9/27/12, Bryan Garaventa < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> It's been a long time since I last looked into this, but does anyone know
>> if
>> the latest version of Acrobat Pro and JAWS13+ support accessible PDF
>> authoring?
>>
>> I'm not referring to accessible PDF documents that include tagging for
>> accessibility, but rather, the ability for non-sighted authors to use the
>> Acrobat editor to make PDFs accessible when they may not be.
>>
>> For example, I know you can take an MS Word doc and convert this into a
>> tagged PDF, but if the tagging isn't accurate, and it's necessary to
>> modify
>> the tagging to change or add headings, or to add form fields into a PDF
>> where none were tagged before, can this be done using JAWS?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Bryan
>> >> >> > > > >
>
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