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Re: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 10:43:39 -0500
Message-ID: <001501c18bc8$9d4eed00$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "Jason Megginson" <jason@bartsite.com>, "'Ken Reader'" <kreader@attaininc.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
actually, you cannot run a fully secure document through any of the
publicly available free conversion tools that I know of without getting
a similar message to that which you get when you bring them up in
acrobat reader 5.05. or 5.5.  The security issue is a grave one because
in order to grant access to screen readers the propper flag must be set
by the author unless this has been changed with 5.05.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
Cc: "Jason Megginson" <jason@bartsite.com>; "'Ken Reader'"
<kreader@attaininc.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility


This is a good point. But I would be surprised if the result of running
a
document through a PDF to HTML conversion chagnes the copyright status,
which
would mean that having tested / improved the result, you can post it as
an
alternative form.

cheers

Charles

On Sun, 23 Dec 2001, David Poehlman wrote:

  Only one thing to add here and that is that pdfs marked up with the
new
  tags will not be accessible to people who cannot use the new pdf
readers
  and are behind a firewall that does not allow them to get their
  documents converted or who do not have access to email of which there
  are still many who will not be able to access outside email.
Received on Sunday, 23 December 2001 10:43:42 GMT

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