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RE: PDF in WCAG 2

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:04:56 -0400 (EDT)
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0408181402270.9158@smart.net>

On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Joe Clark wrote:

> >That final analysis rests with you, and in my mind it's quite
> >simple: if you want to be able to claim compliance with WCAG1.0, you
> >need to address the issue of PDFs.
>
> It's been addressed. A wide variety of PDFs can be made adequately
> accessible to many groups. Time has marched on.

please explain how I should make my pdf's readable

I'm running Red Hat Linux 9
browsing using Lynx
and screen reader is emacspeak

> >Maybe I'm over-interpreting, but: I would class PDFs as non-text content
> Except for all that text inside them.

no it is not, it is essentially a photograph of the text but it is not
text

Bob

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