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From: Denise Wood <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 02:20:10 +0930
Message-ID: <E1962E8F1DF0D411878300A0C9ACB0F90246374F@exstaff4.magill.unisa.edu.au>
To: "'Andrew Arch'" <amja@optushome.com.au>, "'poehlman1@home.com'" <poehlman1@home.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I have over-written my older versions of Adobe Reader so can't test that on my
machine. However, I do recall trying to open Acrobat 5 files in Vs 4 and
finding I couldn't. I think David's response below (ie we need backward
compatibility) is confirming that to be the case. Is my interpretation of your
answer correct David?


Dr Denise L Wood 
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-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent: Friday, 26 October 2001 11:56 PM
To: Denise Wood
Subject: Re: PDFs

as long as the $ is the bottom line, accessibility won't be achieved.
we need backward compatibility which they will not give us.
----- Original Message -----

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Arch [mailto:amja@optushome.com.au]
Sent: Saturday, 27 October 2001 12:47 AM
To: Denise Wood
Subject: Re: PDFs

Hi Denise,

I have just read all the WAI-IG discussion with interest - it is basically what
we say to folks in our workshops. BUT I have one question that someone might
have answered off-line (or you might know the answer to) - is a PDF5 file
viewable in Acrobat 4 and/or Acrobat 3? This becomes an accessibility issue for
technologically illiterate people - often older Australians - who can't [for
whatever reason] upgrade their software, even if it is free.

Cheers,  Andrew
Dr Andrew Arch - W3 Consulting
PO Box 503 Eltham 3095 Australia
Ph/Fax +61 3 9439 6833
Received on Friday, 26 October 2001 12:50:29 UTC

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