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Re: PDF Techniques and Adobe products

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 21:56:06 -0400 (EDT)
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
cc: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@Adobe.com>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0107272141310.2555-100000@tux.w3.org>
The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines group would welcome participation
by Adobe - many authoring tools are commercial products.

However Authoring Tool techniques describe algorithms for implementation or
evaluation which can be re-used by other tools. Instructions on how to use a
particular tool tend to fall outside of this.

I have an action item to work up a Techniques module on using tools, based on
the work from Emmanuelle Gutierrez on applying the quicktips using tools,
which is currently in spanish, and already includes about 5 tools mostly from
commercial vendors. That would be the appropriate place for more information
on how to use specific PDF tools. That documment in Spanish is available at
http://www.sidar.org/emmy/compren/ and I would appreciate any help that
people can give me, particularly in explaining how to make a techniques
document in HTML if there are any conventions I need to be aware of.

cheers

Charles McCN

On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Al Gilman wrote:

  Repair tools and techniques might be covered in Authoring Tools techniques.
  And the Content techniques cover the state (tags populated, whatever) of the
  format when it is accessible.

  Al

  At 02:19 PM 2001-07-27 , Loretta Guarino Reid wrote:
  >Folks,
  >  As we have been working on the PDF Techniques documents, there have been
  >obvious places where we could describe how to fix accessibility problems
  in a
  >PDF file using Adobe products like Acrobat and Acrobat Capture.
  >
  > - Is it appropriate to include information on "repair tools" as part of a
  >WCAG spec, given that PDF is not a format that can be easily edited directly.
  >
  > - Is it a problem that these are commericial products? All from a single
  >vendor?
  >
  > - Some of the repair information is documented in information available on
  >the web at <http://access.adobe.com/>http://access.adobe.com. Should we just
  refer readers to those
  >documents, or copy the information into the PDF Techniques document?
  >
  >Thanks, Loretta
  >


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