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Re: clarification please


From: Jon Metz
Date: Feb 20, 2015 1:33PM

Hi Lucy,

The term, "Accessible PDF", is left up to interpretation. Some view this as
simply having a tagged PDF. Others argue that it has something to do with
the Reading Order pane of Acrobat. Still others insist that the only way to
do it is to simply rely on Microsoft Word or InDesign to magically create
one for you. Regardless, it's anyone's guess as to what it is.

ISO 14289 is a standard by which people can agree that certain provisions
will be met to ensure that a PDF is accessible according to the
capabilities of ISO 32000 (which governs PDF). It basically says, these are
all the things we're committing our PDFs to do and when we use technology
that conforms to those standards, then we can assume it'll work

So, because Accessible PDF is an opinion of the amount of work it takes to
make something like that accessible and PDF UA is an agreement between a
file and conforming reader of that filetype, then yes it is more accessible.

Jon Metz

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 1:26 PM, Lucy Greco < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> OK after reading through the thread about the 508 refresh i think i need a
> clarification. could some one please explain the difference between pdf and
> pdf UA and is UA really more accessible then PDF.
> i have not delved in to the UA pdf before as its out of my scope but maybe
> i need to smile Lucy
> Lucia Greco
> Web Accessibility Evangelist
> IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
> University of California, Berkeley
> (510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
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