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Slide 1AgendaWhat is Accessibility?Adobe Acrobat X Accessibility OverviewSlide 5Slide 6Slide 7Slide 8Accessibility Overview: Optical Character Recognition (OCR)Slide 10Slide 11Slide 12Slide 13The PDF File Format: Accessibility RequirementsSlide 15Adobe Acrobat X Accessibility What’s NewAdobe Acrobat X Accessibility What’s New: User InterfaceAdobe Acrobat X Accessibility What’s New: The Action WizardAdobe Acrobat X Accessibility What’s New: Accessible PortfoliosAdobe Acrobat X Accessibility What’s New: Enhanced Scan to PDFSlide 21Scenarios for Accessible PDFScenarios for Accessible PDFThe PDF Accessibility Workflow....1. Open the PDF FileSlide 263. Determine if the PDF File is a Scanned ImageIf it is a Scanned Image... Perform OCR4. Locate URLs and Activate Links5. Determine if the PDF File is Meant to be a FormSlide 316. Determine if the PDF File is a “Searchable PDF”7. Determine if the PDF File is TaggedIf the PDF File is Not Tagged...then add Tags to the File8. Determine if the Items are Properly Tagged9. Make Sure You Have Not Missed AnythingCreate an Action for Your Accessibility WorkflowsMicrosoft Word to Accessible PDF – Use the Adobe PDFMakerLoose Ends (Some Common Errors That Crop Up)A Caution Regarding Automated CheckingAdobe Acrobat Pro Review of AccessibilityFor More InformationSlide 43© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Acrobat X and AccessibilityMatt May | @mattmay | Accessibility Evangelist© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.AgendaWhat is Accessibility?Acrobat X and PDF Accessibility OverviewThe Relationship Between Accessibility and StandardsAcrobat X Accessibility: What’s NewAcrobat X Accessibility Techniques© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.What is Accessibility?Accessibility involves two key issues: How users with disabilities access electronic informationHow content designers, developers, and authors produce content that functions with assistive devices used by individuals with disabilities. Accessibility is not a feature, it’s about procedures, processes, and techniques© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Adobe Acrobat X Accessibility OverviewAll products in the Acrobat X family: Adobe Reader, Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Professional and Suite support accessibility :Have built in accessibility accommodations,Work with conventional assistive technologyProvide users of assistive technology the ability to configure their copy of the software to work with their ATPro versions provide authors the ability to validate and create accessible PDF documents and forms from a variety of original sources including scanned paper documents and portfolios© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Providing Accommodation for a Variety of DisabilitiesAccommodation Achieved With or Without 3rd Party Assistive TechnologyBlindness (Text to Speech functionality: Read Out Loud and Screen Reader Compatibility also support for Braille output – refreshable keyboards, Braille embossers)Low Vision (Text to Speech functionality, Support for Magnification and Large Type Display: Reflow, High Contrast Viewing, Read Out Loud, Screen Magnifier Compatibility)Limited Mobility (Autoscroll, numerous keyboard equivalents, compatibility with alternate input devices, Support for Voice Recognition - Dragon, ViaVoice)Cognitive (Read Out Loud, Compatibility with TextHelp’s PDFAloud which highlights content as it is being spoken)© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Adobe Acrobat / Adobe Reader Built In FeaturesHigh ContrastReflowAutoscrollRead Out Loud© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Working with Conventional Assistive TechnologyWorks in Conjunction with Conventional Assistive TechnologyAccessibility APIsMSAA, IAccessible2Screen Readers: Windows: IBM Home Page Reader, JAWS for Windows, NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access), Window-EyesLinux: OrcaMac OS: VoiceOver Voice Recognition: Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Windows)Screen Magnifiers: Lunar, ZoomText (Windows)© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Optimize Adobe Acrobat / Adobe Reader for Best ResultsAccessibility Setup Assistant Configures the User Agent for Optimal Performance with Assistive TechnologyAdobe AcrobatTools Pane > Accessibility > Setup AssistantView > Tools > AccessibilityAlt + V + T + AAdobe ReaderEdit > Accessibility > Setup AssistantAlt + E + Y + S© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Optical Character Recognition (OCR)oUseful for Scanned ContentoConverts images of alphanumeric characters to actual textoCalled Recognize TextoCorrect the Results© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Authoring Assistance Form Field DetectionoTime saving mechanism for interactive forms creationoDetects text fieldsoDetects check boxesoAdds field labelsoUsers still need to verify the results© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Authoring Assistance Add Tags to DocumentoAdds Structure to unstructured PDF documentsoSemantic hierarchy <H1>, <H2>, <p>, ….oObject placemento<Figure>, form objectsoEstablishes content order© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Authoring Assistance TouchUp Read Order TooloTouchUp Reading Order Tool in Acrobat X Pro for PDF Accessibility RepairoReview and correct reading orderoReview and correct basic tagging issuesoAdd Alternate Text to FiguresoAdd Short Descriptions to Form FieldsoTag simple tables quickly and easilyoBenefitsoQuick and easy to detect tagging errorsoEasy to fix most common errors© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.Accessibility Overview: Authoring Assistance Accessibility CheckeroFeature assists with the identification of accessibility errorsoAdobe PDF accessibilityoWCAG guidelinesoSection 508oLocates the problemoProvides advice on how to fix© 2010


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