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May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021

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I have a question I am sure I know, but still there are others who disagree.

Is it possible to have an accessible PDF without tags?

I have never seen that. Apparently others have.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021
Is it possible to have an accessible PDF without tags? By @murrjames
Totally impossible. Tags and the document's structure (which designates which tags are used and their reading order) are the core foundation of accessibility. Everythings hangs on the tags.
I have never seen that. Apparently others have. By @murrjames
Huh. That sure is a pipe-dream! Ignore them. They don't know what they're talking about. — Bevi Chagnon Member of the ISO committee that creates the PDF/UA-1 accessibilit...

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Is it possible to have an accessible PDF without tags?

By @murrjames


Totally impossible.

Tags and the document's structure (which designates which tags are used and their reading order) are the core foundation of accessibility. Everythings hangs on the tags.

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I have never seen that. Apparently others have.

By @murrjames

 

Huh. That sure is a pipe-dream!

Ignore them. They don't know what they're talking about.

 

— Bevi Chagnon

Member of the ISO committee that creates the PDF/UA-1 accessibility standard

 

Bevi Chagnon | Designer & Technologist for Accessible InDesign + PDFs |
Books & Classes | PubCom

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Thank you. And here I thought I slipped into.....the twilight zone!!!

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Gonna haveta have a talk with that Rod Serling guy about these standards!

 

Bevi Chagnon | Designer & Technologist for Accessible InDesign + PDFs |
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