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Re: Increased Accessibility using Adobe Capture 3.0 for pdf files

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@Adobe.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 17:49:33 -0700
Message-Id: <200009160049.RAA05968@patagonia.adobe.com>
To: "Ruhman, Rima" <RRuhman@FDIC.gov>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, lguarino@Adobe.COM

  I may be able to provide some help. Are you asking about using Capture to scan documents and create more accessible PDF files? Or do you already have PDF files that you want to make more accessible, and you want to know whether you can use Capture to transform them?
  In the first case, you can use Capture to produce a Searchable Image PDF or a Formatted Text & Graphics PDF, and these will definitely be more accessible.
  If you are trying to improve the accessibility of an existing PDF file, you can use Capture, but the resulting file may be more or less accessible than the original. The results might be worse because Capture would effectively "re-OCR" the PDF file, and this may introduce errors.

	Loretta Guarino Reid
	Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Engineer

> Please forgive me if this question has been posted on this list before, but
> I am in dire need of information on the accessibility of pdf files in Adobe
> Acrobat. I would like to know if anyone has ever heard of using software
> called Adobe Acrobat Capture 3.0 for added accessibility of pdf files...this
> accessibility would have something to do with a higher OCR for the document
> it scans and therefore allow screen readers to take advantage of the clearer
> and more accurate text from the document. I know that Capture 3.0 allows for
> more documents in to be scanned in less time but I need to know if it adds
> something for accessibility of screen readers.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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