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Re: HTML5 DL Element vs. WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

From: Duff Johnson <duff@duff-johnson.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:04:50 -0500
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <49B31893-2F88-4D74-A924-02556390299B@duff-johnson.com>
To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
>> PDF (...) It's also accessibility-supported today.
> But only on Windows + Adobe Reader, isn't it?

Historically - yes - Windows + Adobe's Reader. I've added a parenthetical on that point to the article. Even so, PDF qualifies as "accessibility supported" on WCAG 2.0's definition.

In any event the "Windows Only" paradigm has been changing. Not, I hasten to add, because Apple has demonstrated that it cares about accessible PDF, but because others are stepping up to the plate.

 - Axaio's pdfGoHTML is a free plugin for Adobe Acrobat on Mac and Windows. It converts tagged PDF to HTML and displays it in your browser with an assortment of viewing options. Adobe Acrobat has a plain "export to HTML" capability as well.


- VIP Reader, by Access for All

A free alternative to Adobe Reader that runs on the Mac. 


I maintain a list of software supporting PDF/UA here:


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