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RE: Adobe Announces Acrobat 5.0 -- Support for Accessibility

From: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 08:01:05 -0500
To: <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>, <webwatch@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJIAFILGDABFKCNLHAEMBCMAA.tobias@inclusive.com>
Hi All,

This is good news, but there's one feature I've been looking for --
the ability to add something like ALT text so that when the access
plug-in removes the image, it is replaced by the corresponding text.
Does anyone know if Acrobat 5.0 has this feature, or does any other
similar mainstream application have this capability?

Thanks in advance.

Jim

Jim Tobias
Inclusive Technologies
tobias@inclusive.com
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908.907.2387 wireless
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Mike Paciello
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 12:47 AM
> To: webwatch@yahoogroups.com
> Cc: WAI IG
> Subject: Adobe Announces Acrobat 5.0 -- Support for Accessibility
>
>
> Hi --
>
> Adobe officially announced the release of Acrobat 5.0. The complete press
> release and product description can be found at:
> http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/main.html and additional information
> at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/solutionsacc.html
>
> I've extracted the information concerning Acrobat and PDF accessibility
> below:
>
>
> Make Documents Accessible
>
> Acrobat 5.0 software lets you create Adobe PDF documents that are
> accessible
> to those with disabilities.
>
> Support for high- contrast- Acrobat fully supports high- contrast
> settings,
> which enable workers with low vision impairments to more easily read Adobe
> PDF documents.
>
> Support for screen readers- Acrobat 5.0 lets you create documents that are
> compatible with third- party, Windows- based screen readers, such
> as Henter-
> Joyce's JAWS and Window- Eyes from GW Micro, Inc. Screen readers
> synthesize
> text into speech.
>
> Keyboard shortcuts- Acrobat Reader software enables functionality to be
> controlled through keyboard shortcuts, making it easier for people with a
> broad range of disabilities to take full advantage of Acrobat.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
>
>
> Mike Paciello
> Founder and CTO
> WebABLE, Inc.
> +1 603.882.4122
> www.webable.com
> paciello@webable.com
>
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