W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > October to December 1998

Re: accessible PDFs?

From: Ajoy Muralidhar <ajoy@neog.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 09:36:52 -0600
Message-ID: <3687A594.FADBB610@neog.com>
To: "Kristine M. Bradow" <kbradow@ece.eng.wayne.edu>
CC: W3C Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Bob Erlandson <rerlands@ece.eng.wayne.edu>
Kristine - I dont know if this will meet your requirements, but Adobe has
this service that converts PDF documents into  a format that is accessible
to visually impaired users - you may want to check this URL out.

http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/6d32.htm

Ajoy

Kristine M. Bradow wrote:

> I need to put some documents up on the web that the people I work with
> can download from the web. I was planning on just putting the documents
> in *.pdf format and inserting a link to the Adobe Acrobat reader page,
> but I thought that I'd ask and see how such a solution rates in terms of
> accessibility--what, if any, accessibility problems would requiring a
> plug-in like Acrobat create? If it would present a problem, can any of
> you offer an alternative? Converting the gross amount of literature that
> I need to put up into HTML creates a formatting nightmare that I'd
> prefer to avoid if possible--especially since some of the documents are
> not all just text.
>
> Thanks and Happy Holidays,
> Kristine Bradow
> Enabling Technologies Laboratory
> Wayne State University
> Detroit, MI
> http://ece.eng.wayne.edu/etl
Received on Monday, 28 December 1998 10:40:40 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:13:41 GMT