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Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:33:35 -0500 (EST)
To: (unknown charset) Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
cc: (unknown charset) Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>, Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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right, if done right.
but I was discussing pdf.
wasn't the question

word -> pdf -> accessible format

your right why do the pdf but that was the way I understood the question.


Bob

On Mon, 25 Feb 2013, Devarshi Pant wrote:

> Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:24:41 -0500
> From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
> To: Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>
> Cc: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Creating an accessible Table of Contents
> Resent-Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:25:10 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 
> There is no need for any plugin to make T O C 'accessible.' It just needs
> to be done correctly in the source Word document before converting.
>
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com> wrote:
>
>>  Hi Vivienne,****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Our company regularly produces accessible PDFs for our clients- we have to
>> avoid exactly the problems you describe below.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> We use the following process:****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> **1.       **Create the original document in Microsoft Word 2010;****
>>
>> **2.       **Add the Table of Contents in MS Word, by using the
>> References > Table of Contents feature. We use “Automatic Table 2” to set
>> the format of the table.****
>>
>> **3.       **Use CommonLook PDF <http://www.commonlook.com/CommonLook-PDF>,
>> a plugin for Acrobat, to do the actual conversion. We’ve found that it
>> produces screen reader-friendly, consistent Tables of Contents.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> I’ve tested the results in JAWS 10: the dots are not read out.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> *Andy Keyworth
>> *Senior Web Accessibility Specialist | T-Base Communications Inc.<http://www.tbase.com/>
>> 19 Main Street │ Ottawa, ON │ K1S 1A9
>> telephone. 613. 236. 0866 Ext. 256 │ fax. 613. 236. 0484
>> email. *akeyworth@tbase.com*****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> *From:* Vivienne CONWAY [mailto:v.conway@ecu.edu.au]
>> *Sent:* February-22-13 9:39 PM
>> *To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org list
>> *Subject:* Creating an accessible Table of Contents****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Hi all****
>>
>>  ****
>>
>> 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
>> - some styles read all the dots in the dot leader, others read something
>> like 89 dot and then the page number.  At best if you choose the option for
>> the solid line which is recommended you get "Chapter one one (page
>> number)" with no pause - and that's only if you have the punctuation
>> reading turned right down to minimal setting. As soon as you set the screen
>> reader to read 'most' punctuation it reads either the dots or the number of
>> dots etc.****
>>
>>  ****
>>
>> 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/>(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)****
>>
>> PhD Candidate & Sessional Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A.***
>> *
>>
>> Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd.****
>>
>> v.conway@ecu.edu.au****
>>
>> v.conway@webkeyit.com****
>>
>> Mob: 0415 383 673****
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