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


the current specification document was created with OpenOffice.org 1.1 that 
did not create tagged PDF. I will create a new PDF with OpenOffice.org 2.0 
next week.


Peter Korn wrote On 12/12/05 23:57,:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Peter Korn
> Accessibility Architect, 
> Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> Patrick Durusau wrote:
>>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 Durusau
>>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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