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Re: Overview of PDF accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:44:31 -0500 (EST)
To: "B.K. DeLong" <bkdelong@pobox.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201151136270.20590-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi folks, yes there is more...

Adobe themselves have been participating in the WCAG group, and there is a
draft document on techniques for PDF accessibility put together primarily by
Loretta Guarino-Reid of Adobe and Katie Haritos-Shea (an independent
consultant on accessibility and 508 compliance) at


Charles McCN

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, B.K. DeLong wrote:

  Hi all -

  Shirley Kaiser has written an excellent overview of her research into the
  accessibility of PDFs
  (http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/2002_01_13_archive.shtml#8700822). I'd
  be interested to know where one can find more information about efforts
  into the accessibility of said technology.

  Are any of the WAI working groups addressing this beyond the "PDFs should
  have a text-based alternative" ?

  Thanks in advance.

  B.K. DeLong

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