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Accessible PDF: A Strategic Review

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In February, 2003, I argued on Planet PDF that accessibility is a big issue for Adobe Systems – and for the future of the PDF format. See that article, and a sidebar: Comparing Tagged PDF to Accessibility for the Masses for my suggestion. With the release of Reader and Acrobat 6.0 and the Read Aloud feature, Adobe took a major step towards my recommendation for adopting an Accessibility for the Masses perspective. If you have Reader 6.0 and speakers attached, open a PDF and try a Control-Shift-V. (You’ll be glad to know that Control-Shift-E stops it!).

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PDF files can comply with Section 508. Now it’s your move.

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Problem: you host PDF files, and they are some of the most heavily downloaded files on your site. You need to make them compliant with Section 508. At the same time, you want them to deliver a good experience to the end-user, beyond formal compliance. Can it be done?

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What does Section 508 mean for your PDFs?

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A paragraph-by-paragraph review of the code, and it’s implications for your PDF files.

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