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Re: PDF vs. HTML


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: May 25, 2004 6:59AM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jeb [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Is there a way of telling if a PDF has been made accessible
> by mere review?
> In other words...how can you tell, by simply looking at the
> file in the
> standard Acrobat reader if someone has made the effort of
> making that PDF
> accessible?

The Document Properties will tell you what PDF version the PDF is in and
whether or not it is a tagged PDF but without running the PDF through the
Accessbility Checker (at the very least), there is no other way to tell if a
PDF is accessible or not. To do this, you would need to save the downloaded
PDF, then open it in Acrobat 5 or later (not the Reader) and test it for

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