Re: [BCAB] GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF PDF Kiran Kaja 12 Nov 2012 20:15 GMT
Richard, There is a comprehensive guide on accessing PDF documents with assistive technology at http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/pdfs/accessing-pdf-sr.pdf. This guide is an accessible PDF that you can read with your screen reader. As it is the case with forms in most technologies, authors need to do certain things to make them usable with screen readers. Some document authors are good at doing this such as associating labels with form fields and establishing a correct tab order but there are a lot of authors who do not do these things. Anyway, I hope the above document is of some help. Regards, Kiran -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Richard Godfrey-McKay Sent: 12 November 2012 19:59 To: 'BCAB Discussion List' Subject: [BCAB] GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF PDF Hi, I'm wondering what is the best place to find some authoritative guidance or personal opinions on the use of PDf files either on or off the web. I seem to remember that RNIB used to have some guidance on its site, but I couldn't find it immediately tonight. While some PDf files seem fairly usable, others aren't, and I should like to understand the current position better. Another point is that it would be helpful to have some views on whether PDF forms are commonly made to an acceptable accessibility standard. I've seen some simple forms which look OK, but I often find that more complicated material hasn't been set up in a way that I can use easily. I should really welcome views on this one please. Richard Richard Godfrey-McKay Telephone: 01738-445 880 Mobile: 07791 452 593 -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.