Re: Plethora of PDF generation tools not mentioned.

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 4:53 AM, <> wrote:

> Name: Andrew Arch
> Email:
> Affiliation: Australian Government Information Management Office
> Document: TD
> Item Number: (none selected)
> Part of Item: Description
> Comment Type: question
> Summary of Issue: Plethora of PDF generation tools not mentioned.
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> PDF Authoring Tools that Provide Accessibility Support -
> sup_files_applications
> Many PDF generators do not allow creation of accessible PDF files.
> Proposed Change:
> Consider adding a statement (or warning) in this section to indicate that
> many of the
> (inexpensive) PDF creation tools do not enable authors to create accessible
> tagged PDF
> files. Furthermore, there has been, or perhaps may still exist, an issue
> when people print to
> PDF from their word processing software and in the process create untagged
> files. Readers
> should also be warned about this issue if it remains unresolved.
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
Thank you for your comment. We tried to address this topic in the
introductory paragraphs to this section (PDF File Production and
Accessibility) and would welcome suggestions for how to make that material

We have also added the following statement to the end of this section:

Note: Care should be taken when choosing PDF creation tools from the many
available, as some may not support creation of tagged PDF files.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 18:32:40 UTC