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Re: PDF remediation


From: Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Oct 19, 2017 11:52AM

<< I've been struggling for years with Acrobat 9 >>

Acrobat 9 is grossly out of date (2008, 9 years ago) and didn't have good enough tools to check and remediate PDFs. Certainly didn't have a checker geared to WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA-1.

Update to DC Pro (aka, version 12). And if Adobe keeps to its usual 2-year upgrade schedule, we should see the next version within the next 6 months.

But why not remediate the source document?
Or instruct the author to remediate it?
Or develop accessible templates for authors to use in Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe InDesign that create accessible PDFs?

Isn't it sounder to create the file correctly from the start...and not have to spend the time or money to fix it afterwards?

Does anyone have the time and budget today to fix thousands of PDFs every year that should have been created correctly from the start?

Love CommonLook...it saves the day when needed.
But it is a very costly and time-consuming solution to the problem, PDF after PDF after PDF.

--Bevi Chagnon

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