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RE: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility

From: Jason Megginson <jason@bartsite.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 14:25:22 -0500
To: "'Access Systems'" <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "'Ken Reader'" <kreader@attaininc.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c18a55$3cafec20$fe1ba8c0@jmegginson>
But what if, Bob, in some weird universe people use Microsoft products?
Which, in my opinion does a great job with accessibility?  Well, you can
join lists such as this and get help with making PDF files accessible.
I think you're missing the point.  

And, Bob, not everyone uses lynx or text only browsers either.  

Jason Megginson
Access Technology Specialist
Bartimaeus Group

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Access Systems
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 2:25 PM
To: Jason Megginson
Cc: 'Ken Reader'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility

On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Jason Megginson wrote:

> I too agree that making an HTML page is easier and less likely to
> accessibility, but one can make an accessible PDF file easily with the
> Adobe plug-in with Microsoft Word and PageMaker 7.0.  The plug-in adds

and if you don't run Microshaft software???

EVERYTHING on the web should be operating system independent!
oh heck just output the stuff as ASCII text and be done with it


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Ken Reader
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 8:50 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility
> I agree with joel.  With all the trouble it takes to make the pdf
> accessible it is just easier to go ahead and put it up in html.
> Ken Reader
> IT Coordinator
> ATTAIN, Inc.
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> STE 507
> Indianapolis, IN 46241
> Telephone (317) 486-8808
> Fax (317) 486-8809
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Ward [mailto:ward_joel@bah.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 8:40 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility
> The rare PDF that includes internal navigation is tolerable, but I
> never found a PDF that is as easy to read in a browser as a standard
> document.  If I want to read the content in full, I will usually print
> the
> PDF.  I've gone through many wasted reams of paper that way.  :-)
> Much like with HTML pages, PDFs can be done well and PDFs can be done
> poorly.  The fault often lies with the document's designer/coder.
> For viewing online, you can make a PDF document work much like a
> standard
> HTML page.  But why bother?  Just make a standard HTML page!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spinsol.com>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 8:23 AM
> Subject: RE: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility
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> > Does anyone actually like reading PDFs in a browser?
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