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Re: Question about paths generated after export of Word doc toPDF


From: Duff Johnson
Date: Sep 30, 2016 1:26PM

> This needs to be fixed by the screen reader applications.

It's more that authoring and/or PDF creation software needs to offer users the right tools and functionality:

- Invisible backgrounds should be marked as artifact.
- Graphics objects that convey information (which may include colored backgrounds, depending) must be tagged appropriately.

With properly structured files, AT (that understands tagged PDF) 'just works-.

> To force content creators to avoid using color backgrounds and borders is insane; these are often needed to clarify the information for those who are sighted.

Of course, authors need this flexibility, and it would be nuts to prohibit it.

As above, the problem with the authoring application, not the screen-reader.

Please, file your bugs in the general direction of the people who make the software that you use to make your PDFs.