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Re: pdf remedeation service


From: Lucy Greco
Date: Apr 21, 2016 11:57AM

thanks john i am not in the market at this point for any thing but they
reached out to some one at our main office and i am now tasked with
looking them up. yes i would never think about looking at any product
that says they can create accessable PDF with out getting them to show me
grin. pdfs are my akillys heal there the one thing i can't seem to rap
my mind around how to get better in our system. so its not some thing i
take lightly. i may take you up on that offer at some point in the future
if i ever get closer to thinking about how to resolve this problem at a
system level smile lucy

Lucia Greco
Web Accessibility Evangelist
IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
Follow me on twitter @accessaces

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 8:01 PM, Jon Metz < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi Lucy,
> I seem to remember a booth for them at a (reasonably) recent Fed A11y
> thing at the Department of Transportation building here in DC (should that
> jog anyone's memory), but I have not tried their service before.
> I downloaded some of their PDF white papers and none of them were PDFUA.
> For me, the lack of PDFUA is a bit of a red flag since it's selling that as
> a service, but they are tagged better than most companies that sell
> services for this stuff, and WAY better than PDFs from other industries
> I've come across. There are a few errors, but nothing to really shake a
> stick at. They clearly know what to do to make a well crafted tagged PDF,
> so I would venture to guess they could be capable at what it is their
> offering.
> I mention this because I advise anyone looking at PDF services like this
> to make sure the PDFs on the companies sites are of good quality. We seem
> to do the same when reviewing similar web accessibility services, but it
> seems to be an overlooked procedure when looking at PDF stuff.
> Whoever you decide to go with, I suggest you ask them about the authoring
> software you use (Word, InDesign, etc.), but also how well they understand
> the format of PDF itself. Most of the problems you'll encounter in your
> PDFs will be solved by understanding the underlying syntax that makes up a
> PDF.
> I'd also ask any company for a PDFUA document for an example, but ask them
> to provide a detailed explanation of why they structured the document the
> way they did. Not all PDFUA documents are of the same quality, I'm afraid.
> A shameless plug, but you can also reach out to me privately if you want.
> If nothing more I can at least point you in a good direction.
> Hope this helps,
> Jon Metz
> On 4/20/16, 2:28 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Lucy Greco" <
> <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
> > hello:has any one her of this product before
> >http://www.crawfordtech.com/products/pdfua
> >if so what can you tell me about them how does the prodoct work and can it
> >reely creat accessable pdf files thanks lucy
> >Lucia Greco
> >Web Accessibility Evangelist
> >IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
> >University of California, Berkeley
> >(510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
> >http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
> >Follow me on twitter @accessaces
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