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Re: Screen readable PDF forms


From: Don Mauck
Date: Oct 28, 2014 7:41AM

Do you have tooltips checked in the JAWS verbosity settings, depending upon which verbosity level you choose you might want to check that.

-----Original Message-----
From: Weissenberger, Todd M [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 1:40 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Screen readable PDF forms

Jonathan Whiting, thanks for the pointer. I completed the steps as outlined on the WebAIM site.

So, and anyone feel free to chime in, should JAWS read these tooltips? Because NVDA reads them all, but JAWS reads nothing when a checkbox gets focus.



-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Whiting [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:19 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Screen readable PDF forms

Assuming that you're using Acrobat and not LiveCycle (which is my guess since you're starting in Word), this might be the result of a bug in Acrobat. It does not typically tag forms correctly, even when using the "Make Accessible" wizard or the "Add Tags to Form Fields" option.

If you run an accessibility check in Acrobat, does "tagged form fields"
pass or fail? If it fails (and you know they should be tagged), take a look at section 3 of our WebAIM article on forms in Acrobat ( http://webaim.org/techniques/acrobat/forms#tags).

Jonathan Whiting

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM, Weissenberger, Todd M < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> We're rebuilding a series of PDF forms for some departments on campus,
> and I'm about at the end of my rope.
> We have a matrix of radio buttons that will not remain in the correct
> reading order no matter what I do. It's laid out on top of a table
> (originally developed in MSWord). JAWS and NVDA render my tooltips
> only some of the time.
> Anyone have a rock-solid method for creating complex forms in PDF
> (other formats are not an option, thanks) that read sequentially, and
> can tolerate a minor revision without falling completely apart?
> Thanks,
> Todd
> > > list messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>