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Plethora of PDF generation tools not mentioned.

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Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:53:16 +0000
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Name: Andrew Arch
Email: andrew.arch@finance.gov.au
Affiliation: Australian Government Information Management Office
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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 - http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2011/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20110621/pdf.html#pdf_notes_acc-
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.
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