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Re: Accessing PDFs

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 12:21:17 -0400
Message-ID: <000d01c27ba9$4725e330$04f32041@inspiron5000e>
To: "Aaron Smith" <aaron@gwmicro.com>, "kestrell" <aeryadne@theworld.com>, "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

the problem with this logic is that it totally misses the mark when
those documents can just as well be much more accessible by not being in
pdf.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Smith" <aaron@gwmicro.com>
To: "kestrell" <aeryadne@theworld.com>; "Access Systems"
<accessys@smart.net>
Cc: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: Accessing PDFs


The point is that we had to start somewhere. I know for a fact that the
IRS
are working on accessible PDFs, as are other government agencies. The
more
we spread the information that there is a way to make PDFs accessible,
the
better the chances that those practices will become mainstream.

At 07:29 AM 10/24/2002 -0400, kestrell wrote:


>It is also worth noting where the quote accessible unquote pdf docs
are:
>Of course the screen reader manuals are accessible, because any company
>who produced a pdf doc that had any relation to screen readers and did
not
>assure it was accessible would be crazy, though there are a lot of
crazy
>company decisions out there. Places to check for accessible pdf docs
would
>be government web sites, such as the IRS web site, or materials online
at
>university libraries, or just about any eBook sold in the pdf format.
The
>rate of inaccessibility just sky-rocketed to about eighty percent
there.
>
>kestrell

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