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Re: Fw: Acrobat 4.0 And PDF Accessibility

From: Robert Neff <rneff@moon.jic.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 22:17:33 -0700
Message-ID: <004701beacb7$38a23620$4b109cce@jic.com>
To: "IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
OCR and ICR require addtional equipment and skillsets.  Whoever is doing the
costing for the project needs to be aware of what it takes to convert,
despeckle, deskew, check bad letters, and perform quality assurance!

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
To: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Acrobat 4.0 And PDF Accessibility


> I can't speak from experience with the new acrobat, but generally by the
time
> you have to do transcription from an image you are usually better off
feeding
> the image to Optical Character Recognition software and then making HTML
out
> of the result.
>
> Charles McCN
>
> On Tue, 1 Jun 1999, Bruce Bailey wrote:
>
>   Can anyone speak from experience about the difficulty of converting a
>   poorly-structure PDF document to one that is mostly accessible?
>
>   For example, if a PDF file is basically a series of text images (from,
say,
>   a magazine article), and a (sighted) laborer is available to do the
>   after-the-fact transcription, how hard is it to create a new
"accessible"
>   PDF file?  What tools are needed?  Does the new version of Acrobat
change
>   any of this?
>
>   Thanks.
>
>
>
Received on Tuesday, 1 June 1999 22:21:06 GMT

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