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Re: Accessibility of PDF documents

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 09:17:13 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19991007090421.00b6a4d0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: "Christine A. Quinn" <cquinn@stanford.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
The is an accessibility plug-in to make some kinds of text in a PDF
documents for the Windows 4.x acrobat reader accessible to assistive
technologies.  The plug in provides a text only view of the PDF document.  

http://www.adobe.com/

Jon



At 02:05 PM 10/6/99 -0700, Christine A. Quinn wrote:
>Hi, all-
>
>I apologize if this has been discussed on this list before, but I need
>to know if PDF documents can ever be considered accessible.   
>Are there means for speaking browsers to read these, for instance? 
>
>I did peruse the W3C site and found two links to documents 
>about PDFs but both links were bad (one was to yuri.org, the
>other to adobe.com).
>
>Thanks for any tips.
>
>christine
>Christine A. Quinn
>Sr. Web Developer
>Stanford MediaWorks (formerly Multimedia/Video Production)
>Wilbur Modules C9
>650 723-9645 Fax:723-8453

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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Champaign, IL 61820

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Received on Thursday, 7 October 1999 10:12:38 GMT

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