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Re: PDF issues

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 11:45:40 -0700
Message-Id: <200206191845.LAA25913@patagonia>
To: "Chris O'Kennon" <chris@vipnet.org>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org


 What application is used to generate the PDF files? Are they Tagged PDF 
files? If so, they are inherently more accessible, and the Save-As-XML plugin 
can be downloaded from the Adobe website for use with Acrobat 5 to generate 
HTML that will preserve the formatting.


>  Although this question doesn't apply directly to working on the guidelines,
> I thought this would be the best group to brainstorm with, as I hope to
> avoid the entire state of Virginia creating a system that doesn't work...
>  New legislation requires state agencies to post their meeting minutes
> online.  It has been decided that, in order to make these minutes available
> to the maximum amount of citizens and to preserve formatting, that PDF is
> the format to use.  It's been my experience that PDFs are still a ways off
> from being accessible, although they have a conversion feature that will
> turn the PDF into a text document.  But in that case the formatting is again
> lost.  Is it acceptable for a document to be of lower content quality and
> still be compliant (any tables, charts, and diagrams in the PDF are lost but
> the rest is readable as text)?
> Chris O'Kennon
> Commonwealth of Virginia Webmaster/
> VIPNet Portal Architect
> www.myvirginia.org  
> ______________________________________
> "Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore,
> you will never know the terror of being forever lost at sea."
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