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RE: General comment for PDF techniques

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:55:26 -0400
To: Alex Li <alli@microsoft.com>, "Boland Jr., Frederick E." <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
CC: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F2C77FB59A1A4840A01EF5F59B1826E20A3D00E554@ocadmail.ocad.ca>
Hi Alex,

Only in the context of the implementation gathering process, as was done with these previous recommendations:

WCAG 2.0: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/implementation-report/implementation_list
UAAG 1.0: http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/impl-pr2/

Cheers,
Jan

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(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://idrc.ocad.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University

From: Alex Li [mailto:alli@microsoft.com]
Sent: April 21, 2011 12:32 PM
To: Richards, Jan; Boland Jr., Frederick E.
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: RE: General comment for PDF techniques

Let me make sure I understand: you are proposing that we name specific products, right?  If so, where and what context?

From: Richards, Jan [mailto:jrichards@ocad.ca]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:51 AM
To: Boland Jr., Frederick E.; Alex Li
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: RE: General comment for PDF techniques

Hi Tim, Alex,

And just to add...

Identifying tools that support accessible PDF output will help in AUWG's search for ATAG 2.0 implementations (e.g., if a PDF authoring tool has an accessibility checking function).

Cheers,
Jan

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(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca<mailto:jrichards@ocad.ca> | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://idrc.ocad.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University

From: Boland Jr., Frederick E. [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov]
Sent: April 21, 2011 11:36 AM
To: Alex Li; Richards, Jan
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: RE: General comment for PDF techniques

W3C WCAG WG is reviewing PDF techniques, and the item mentioned following came up in the context of that discussion

From: Alex Li [mailto:alli@microsoft.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:04 AM
To: Richards, Jan; Boland Jr., Frederick E.
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: RE: General comment for PDF techniques

Tim,
This mail seems to be a bit out of context and can be interrupted many different ways.  Can you explain a bit?
All best,
Alex

From: w3c-wai-au-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-au-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richards, Jan
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:49 PM
To: Boland Jr., Frederick E.
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: RE: General comment for PDF techniques

Hi Tim, Loretta,

In the Accessible Digital Office Documents (ADOD) project (http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/), we pulled together step-by-step accessible authoring guides for a range of office suites.

In addition to the document for Acrobat 9 Pro (http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/acrobat9), which is devoted to the creation of accessible PDFs, there is a section on PDF output for many of the other tools (including word processors, spreadsheet and presentation tools):
OpenOffice Writer: http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/oowriter#_Toc284511695
MS Office 2007: http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/word2007#_Toc284342222
Etc., etc.

Cheers,
Jan

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(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca<mailto:jrichards@ocad.ca> | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://idrc.ocad.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University

From: Boland Jr., Frederick E. [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov]
Sent: April 20, 2011 8:05 PM
To: Richards, Jan
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Subject: FW: General comment for PDF techniques

any interest in AUWG (re: forwarded message following)?
Thanks Tim Boland NIST

________________________________
From: Loretta Guarino Reid [lorettaguarino@google.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:15 PM
To: Boland Jr., Frederick E.
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: General comment for PDF techniques
Yes, I'd love to get additional info from them about known tools that support accessible PDF output.
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Boland Jr., Frederick E. <frederick.boland@nist.gov<mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov>> wrote:
some of the W3C authoring tools working group participants may be interested in this discussion.  Is it OK to forward this message to them?

Thanks Tim Boland NIST
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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org> [w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org>] On Behalf Of Loretta Guarino Reid [lorettaguarino@google.com<mailto:lorettaguarino@google.com>]
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 8:40 PM
To: WCAG
Subject: General comment for PDF techniques
I think all of our PDF techniques demonstrate at least one authoring or editing tool. Can we add something like the following to the end of each description, before the examples?


Examples x and Y demonstrate how to XXXX using some specific
authoring tools. Other PDF tools may provide similar
functions. Check whether this type of functionality is provided by PDF tools in {link to Applications
that Produce Accessible PDF in the PDF Techniques Overview}.
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