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RE: Accessible PDF Repair

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 19:24:22 -0500
Message-ID: <aa4572f2f2b12852c6097c484a34b0c7@mail.gmail.com>
To: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net, "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Deborah wrote] . I am a voice/keyboard user, and I try and try to
remediate our documents, but it's just all but impossible.

I've been able to select text in the document area with Acrobat Pro X and
XI documents using the shift+arrow keys, shift+end, shift+home, etc. then
press F6 to switch to the Tag panel and use the keyboard to create tags
from the selection (application key > r).  The Tag Panel has a great deal
of keyboard support going back many versions.  You can use F2 to edit the
tag role directly in the tree and even use shift+arrows to select items in
the tree and then cut and paste commands to move them around.  Shift+8
will expand the whole tree and other commands like alt+enter work to open
the properties for a tag.  All the touch up reading order panel options
are also available from the options menu in the order panel.   Really the
only thing that I am not aware of how to do without a mouse in nearly any
application (without mouse keys or Dragon) is to select content by
dragging and dropping over a specific area to tag that area only.

I primarily use the keyboard in the Tag panel to tag documents but I can
also use a mouse.  I just find using the keyboard is faster for me.    I
have the "always display the keyboard selection cursor" checked under edit
> preferences > accessibility but I believe the keyboard access in the
document pane works without this setting.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: deborah.kaplan@suberic.net [mailto:deborah.kaplan@suberic.net]
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 3:09 PM
To: Elizabeth J. Pyatt
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Accessible PDF Repair

On Fri, 1 Mar 2013, Elizabeth J. Pyatt wrote:

> I would add that there's a paradox that someone trying to repair a
document for a screen reader within a screen reader environment. Unless a
document is already screen reader accessible, I am not sure how well it
can be repaired within a screen reader. That may my limited imagination
though.

There are other ways in which the remediation is not accessible, however.
I am a voice/keyboard user, and I try and try to remediate our documents,
but it's just all but impossible. So even though I can see what the tags
should be, I can't create them.

-Deborah Kaplan
Accessibility Team Co-Lead, Dreamwidth Studios LLC Digital Resources
Archivist, Tufts University
Received on Saturday, 2 March 2013 00:26:12 GMT

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