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Re: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 15:22:43 -0500
Message-ID: <000801c18994$14cb08a0$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>, "William R Williams/R5/USDAFS" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I'm not sure what you mean here bob but I think I agree <grin>  The
trouble with the whole pdf thing is that html has been around since the
beginning of time and can be accessed by just about anything although I
remember a time in the dim and distant past when there was no such thing
in my world as an internet browser or an html converter so it wouldn't
have done me much good.  Having said that, much of pdf if it is produced
propperly can be accessed or converted into something accessible by one
tool or another provided that one of the considerations that it is
treated with is allowance of the opperation.  Trouble is that there are
too many documents out there already done rong and too many people still
doing documents rong and it is still too easy to do it rong lots like
the web to make pdf worth the trip.

This is not opinion.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
To: "William R Williams/R5/USDAFS" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility


On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, William R Williams/R5/USDAFS wrote:

> 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?


not group, but  NEVER!!!!

post em and then mail the URL

Bob

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