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Acrobat PDF & Accessibility

From: William R Williams/R5/USDAFS <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 09:36:50 -0800
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFCD75ED8D.C399E5C5-ON88256B28.005FE10D@r5.fs.fed.us>

It's been debated often, I suspect; yet, if my experience means anything,
much disagreement exists about the "true" accessibility of pdfs on the web.
Certainly, Adobe has promoted the application and worked diligently to make
them accessible, but others - such as Jakob Nielsen - suggest avoiding pdfs
for on-screen delivery.

I know there are definite usability issues, but how does this group stand
on the accessibility of PDFs?

Bill Williams
Communication Technician
USDA Forest Service, Region 5
Received on Thursday, 20 December 2001 14:05:53 UTC

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