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Re: PDF and alt tags


From: chagnon@pubcom.com
Date: Jan 24, 2023 1:42PM

Hi Matt,
Which software program are you using? And what's it version/build number?
Which assistive technology?
Which operating system?

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Subject: [WebAIM] PDF and alt tags

Hello all,

I have an interesting situation, I have a PDF, and a second copy that was recently updated. In the initial file, pressing G would navigate through the graphics reading out the alt text. However, in the new version, pressing G just gives me a graphic number. The creator assures me that the Alt tags have not changed, however, clearly the behavior between the two files is different. We thought it could be a security setting but even completely unlocked the new file doesn't respond like the initial one did.

Any thoughts?