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RE: HTML5 DL Element vs. WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

From: Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:46:05 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I was playing around with lists this morning, not definition lists, but other ones, and I created a PDF from Word. I noticed that JAWS 15 was not telling me as I read the document with arrow keys that things were list items, but when I used the keys for jumping among list items, that they worked properly. I don't know if I should interpret that as a problem or not. I then used the PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC) tool, and it told me that my PDF was tagged properly. My next move was going to be to try to use the Adobe Acrobat Pro tag tree with JAWS to see if I could get a feel for it and how accessible it is to deal with.

All of that makes me want to know how realistic it is for a totally blind person to do PDF repair, and if anyone who is totally blind has experiences to share in this regard, especially with newer software like Adobe Pro XI, and any other tools out there.



-----Original Message-----
From: Duff Johnson [mailto:duff@duff-johnson.com]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 9:41 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org Group
Subject: Re: HTML5 DL Element vs. WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

I found this discussion fascinating.

So I decided to study the differences between PDF and HTML when it comes to making lists accessible.

The conclusion: PDF's mechanism is more generic, and thus, more capable. It's also accessibility-supported today.

Here's the blog-post, which includes a link to the article on the subject.


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