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Re: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 18:33:01 +0000
Message-Id: <200112241530.fBOFUsH28461@post.cnt.ru>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On Sunday 23 December 2001 15:43, David Poehlman wrote:
|   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.

And Dmitry Sklyarov's case definitly comes here in mind.
What about e-Books?
Are the rights to read them *in a way you prefer* (like Screen Reder, or with 
increased/changed fonts) granted to us by the Constitution, or given by 
Content Publisher?
to rephrase my question:
Do you break any law by applying "publicly available free conversion tools" 
on some content which is *owned* by you?
(either you loaded it from the intrnet, or bought in shop/online, or leased, 
or rights to use this content was given to you by friend, etc.) 

|   ----- 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.


Vadim Plessky
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