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Re: Tool needed for Read It Aloud


From: chagnon@pubcom.com
Date: Apr 30, 2020 8:45AM

Hi Manoj Prithiani,
I think you're talking about Adobe Acrobat's Read Out Loud utility, correct?

If so, yes, it does have the shortcomings you described. It is not a screen reader and does not give users all the functions they need.

If you'd like to tell Adobe to fix the Read Out Loud utility, the best way to do that is post a request to https://acrobat.uservoice.com/, which is the public forum where Adobe listens to its customers. (Supposedly.)

We're just users like you in this forum and can't fix any software.

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Manoj Prithiani
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:11 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Tool needed for Read It Aloud

Dear Sir/Madam,
I want to make changes to read it aloud PDF Currently screen reader does not allow reading of table headers again along with each row.
Also currently it does not read hidden field values. Is there any way to read hidden field values aloud Thanks and Regards, Manoj Prithiani

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