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From: Paul Stauffer 301-827-5694 FAX 301-443-6385 <STAUFFERP@cder.fda.gov>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 14:01:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: "w3c-wai-ig-request" <w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org>, "w3c-wai-ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Apparently Acrobat 4.05b is supposed to incorporate accessible features
into it.  With JAWS, I've only been able to read the table-of-contents,
but not the body of the document.  I'm hoping that this pans out.  We
have classes of documents that we cannot convert to HTML, due to huge
workload.  Some of these documens are over a 1000 pages of scientific
material with graphics, mathematical forumlas, etc. We use HTML
primarily, but some of the documents we only offer in Acrobat.

Paul Stauffer

>Speaking of PDF documents, has anyone heard when Adobe will release the
>version of their Reader? If this software does include features that
>allow popular screen-reader software, one wonders if it will be
necessary in
>most cases to provide a PDF document in an alternative format.
>I would be interested to hear the thoughts of the other members of this
>on this topic.
>Zac Mutrux
>Zachary Mutrux, IT Generalist, National Service Resource Center
>800-860-2684 x.130  |  http://www.etr.org/nsrc
>831-461-0205 (TDD)  |  AOL Instant Messenger screen name: NSRC TA
>At approximately 8/14/00 6:47 AM, the esteemed Michael W Baker
>(bakerm@zin-tech.com) typed the following:
>> I'm doing a site that has numerous large PDF documents. We are
>> both PDF and Word versions. I also want to offoer an accessicble
>> alternative...
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