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From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 16:30:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4B8E80B1.5020704@w3development.de>
To: WCAG-WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi WCAG group,

as the forwarded mail did not make it to public-wcag2-techs@w3.org, I 
try to get your attention via this list :-)

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Betreff: Wording of PDF techniques
Datum: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:31:05 +0100
Von: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
An: public-wcag2-techs@w3.org

Hi,

I had a look at some of the PDF techniques at
<http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Category:PDF_Techniques>.

There are some techniques which use PDF terms in the description and
test procedures, see e.g.
<http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Providing_an_E_entry_in_the_structure_element_dictionary_of_a_structure_element>


Some other techniques require specific tools to be used in the test
procedure, see e.g.
<http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Applying_text_alternatives_to_non-text_objects>:

1. Open the PDF document in Adobe Acrobat
2. Open the 'Touch Up Reading Order tool'. All images in the document
    will have the text alternative displayed on the top left of each
    image.
3. Check that each image has an appropriate text alternative.


The test instructions should be changed to use PDF terms, so that
a) authoring tool developers know what they should implement,
b) evaluation tool developers know what they should implement,
c) evaluators are free to use another tool suitable for the job.

Of course additional information about how to use specific tools to run
the tests would be useful. But, after all, these techniques should be
PDF techniques, not ToolXYZ techniques :-)

-- 
Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)


-- 
Johannes Koch
In te domine speravi; non confundar in aeternum.
                             (Te Deum, 4th cent.)
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