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Re: Creating an accessible Table of Contents

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:31:44 -0500 (EST)
To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
cc: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1302281931160.31212@cygnus.smart.net>

won't work at all on Linux/Lynx

Bob



On Thu, 28 Feb 2013, [UTF-8] Ramón Corominas wrote:

> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:02:36 +0100
> From: "[UTF-8] Ramón Corominas" <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
> To: Ginger Claassen <ginger.claassen@gmx.de>
> Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Creating an accessible Table of Contents
> Resent-Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:03:08 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 
> Hi, Ginger and all,
>
> I am not talking about the possibility of just reading the text of a PDF 
> document, but about the possibility to read it in an accessible way. I've 
> prepared a simple example of an "accessible" PDF document to illustrate the 
> issue. You can access it here (I apologise in advance if I missed something 
> and it's not completely accessible):
>
> http://ramoncorominas.com/stellar_classification.pdf
>
> This document has a 2-level heading structure, 2 links, an image with 
> alternative text, several lists and a data table. Now, using MacOS:
>
> - Can you navigate the PDF structure using the headings?
> - Can you obtain a list of links? Can you activate those links?
> - Can you read the alternative text of the image? Do you even know that there 
> is an image?
> - Can you navigate through lists and list items? Do you even know that there 
> are lists?
> - Can you navigate the table and understand its data? Do you even know that 
> there is a table?
>
> If the answer is "yes", please tell me how you do it. I'm sincerely 
> interested on that, since I've not being able to find a tool that reads the 
> PDF accessibility tagging on MacOS.
>
> If the answer is "no", then I cannot say that PDF accessibility features are 
> "accessibility supported", unless they are only available in a closed 
> environment only Windows platforms are used.
>
> Regards,
> Ramón.
>
> Ginger wrote:
>
>> Thanks for your input but you are quite wrong here. For blind MacOS users 
>> it is not necessary to spend any money on any kind of software in order to 
>> read a pdf document unless our Mac here in the office was magically 
>> equipped for us because they had a glass ball at Apple and knew that we 
>> are blind here. It is no problem at all to read those documents as long as 
>> they are readable i.e. are not composed out of graphics which would be the 
>> same for Windows users.
>> So, unless you ment something completely different which I did not 
>> understand you are wrong here.
>
>
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