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Re: Creating an accessible Table of Contents

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:04:20 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJGQbjubtok9tHaTbFXX_jdYRut_PqM=JJA8Fuo3ODMH2FrL+g@mail.gmail.com>
To: accessys@smart.net
Cc: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
How many variables should we account for during testing? I wouldn’t stress
if T O C works or not in an XYZ platform if the process to convert to PDF
is correct. Apparently, for me it worked with JAWS / Windows / PDF, and the
conversion process was correct. For example, did the word document (that
was converted to PDF) use correct styles (as in headers) to create the T O
C or not? If a screen reader works on the Word document, but does not
anymore on PDF after conversion, what then?
Going back to the original post, if the T O C is created off of styled
headers and then converted to PDF, you can use the screen reader's headings
list in PDF to replicate the T O C. That is besides using the bookmarks. So
you have two different ways to get to the content if T O C fails for some

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM, <accessys@smart.net> wrote:

> you are aware that if it is a government website the content must be
> accessible via all operating systems not just windows.
> Bob
> On Mon, 25 Feb 2013, Devarshi Pant wrote:
>  I have never had issues while converting a T O C in Word to PDF. It could
>> be the settings. In JAWS 13, under text processing, you may want to look
>> into the ‘filter repeated characters’ and tone it down to ‘say first 3
>> repeated characters.’
>> On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 9:39 PM, Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au
>> >wrote:
>>> I'm wondering if anyone has discovered how to create a Table of Contents
>>> in Word that reads properly with a screen reader when the document is put
>>> into PDF..  Using the automatic TOC function you get a disaster for
>>> reading
>>> I'm working with a local government who create a lot of large documents
>>> such as council meetings which are put into PDF that they need to make
>>> accessible and are accessed throuigh their website.  At present the TOC
>>> function is causing real headaches.  We've tried all kinds of options in
>>> Word they none of them read nicely from the PDF document that is created
>>> after tagging the Word document properly.
>>> Any ideas?
>>> Regards
>>>  Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT <http://b.it/> <http://b.it/>(Hons), MACS CT,
>>> AALIA(cs)
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