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Re: Making Accessible PDF's Without Using Adobe Pro


From: chagnon@pubcom.com
Date: Mar 29, 2019 9:48PM

If you're using a recent version of MS Word/Windows, the built-in MS File /
Save As / PDF creates an accessible PDF that's just as good as one made via
the Acrobat Ribbon bar (PDF Maker). Hits all the key issues of an accessible
PDF, but there are some "inconsistencies" like P tags holding figures for
the borders of each table row, or crazy blank P tags showing up for no good

But then again, Acrobat PDF Maker has its insane quirks, too.

FoxIt now also creates accessible PDFs that are decent, but also with their
own quirks. But note that although the company states it is a US
corporation, upon investigation it appears it might have strong ties to the
Chinese government. I state this only for those who work on government
information, which in my professional opinion, should stay within US

Nuance's PDF products don't yet have accessibility features.

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Subject: [WebAIM] Making Accessible PDF's Without Using Adobe Pro

Is there a way to do this?


Jim Homme
Digital Accessibility
Bender Consulting Services