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RE: PDF for accessability


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Mar 25, 2004 12:07PM

At http://jrickards.ca/downloads/accessible_pdfs.zip, I have created a
tutorial (in Word within the zip file) on my methods, tips, tricks and
techniques on how I create an Accessible PDF. We use Acrobat 5 at work so
where there may be differences between Acrobat 5 & 6: if so, my document
does not account for them.

Acrobat 6, in addition to other features, includes new image compression
routines that were not available to Acrobat/Acrobat Reader 5. This last step
probably is asking you if you wish to accomodate Acrobat Reader 5 users by
using compression routines that may be read by Acrobat/Acrobat Reader 5. I
don't think it is an accessibility issue per se.



Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cathy Mar [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 1:36 PM
> Subject: PDF for accessability
> We have upgraded our software to Acrobat 6.0. Does anyone
> have a step
> by step process to create an accessible PDF tagged doc and
> saving it for
> other versions of Acrobat readers? We've run into problems of using
> paper capture then running accessability checker. Once we've viewed
> the tagged document and fixed the images tags, we will run it through
> the accessibility checker again. It will say that there is nothing
> wrong with the document. The last step is to "reduce file size" for
> version 5.0 or later. Are we missing something?
> Also, having problems with netscape 4.79 using Acrobat plug
> in. Works
> on windows 2000/Netscape 4.79/Acrobat 5.0. Works on some machines and
> others the page is blank...We also test to version 4.0 readers.
> Any information will greatly be appreciated.
> Cath
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