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Subject: Re: [office] Accessibility Question on ODF 1.O PDF file

Hi Patrick,

What was the source of this PDF file?  If it was an ODF file,
StarOffice/OpenOffice.org has an export to PDF feature that will optionally
add PDF Tags as needed for accessibility (and which our friends at Adobe have
praised for accessibility purposes).  Alternately, the Adobe Acrobat
Professional product can add this in after the fact.  Also, we might be able
to prevail upon friends at Adobe to fix the file for us.

But first step would be to find out what the source of the PDF is.


Peter Korn
Accessibility Architect, 
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Patrick Durusau wrote:
> Greetings!
> Since there is an accessibility question with regard to the OASIS
> membership PDF file, I opened the ODF 1.0 document in Acrobat to check
> on accessibility.
> The Accessibility Quick Check reports:
> "This document is not structured so the reading order may not be
> correct. Try different reading orders using the Reading Preferences panel."
> I tried the Read Aloud option with both the default setting, Infer
> reading order from document (recommended), and Left-to-right,
> top-to-bottom reading order.
> I tried reading the title page and page 32, which starts with a table.
> The built-in Adobe reader read both pages but I would be hard pressed to
> say that its reading of the table was very useful. There was, for
> example, no pause between the text in the last cell on one row and the
> text in the first cell on the next row.
> That may be the expected behavior but I am curious what difference, if
> any, having structure embedded in the Adobe document would make.
> Can someone more familiar with the impact of including structure in PDF
> on accessibiliity shed some light on that question?
> Hope everyone is having a great day!
> Patrick
> --
> Patrick Durusau
> Patrick@Durusau.net
> Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
> Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
> Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005
> Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!
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