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The interactive PDF referenced on Publish your document online help page is not accessibile to keyboard and screen reader users: https://indd.adobe.com/view/e7718b9a-4518-4bda-9efe-9df4d60cb3b3

Is there an example published interactive PDF that I could use to test for accessibility to show it's possible to create and publish accessible interactive PDFs?  Also, if the the source file was available that would helpful to learn from too.

 

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Interactive documents and accessibility are a problem. Say you have a button to show more text or play a subtitled video. How to find that button, more importantlty: when should the text be read when the page loads, after the button is 'clicked' only? Etcetera. It can be done, but I feel that intetactive stuff makes a document less and less accessible...

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The interactive PDF referenced on Publish your document online help page is not accessibile to keyboard and screen reader users: https://indd.adobe.com/view/e7718b9a-4518-4bda-9efe-9df4d60cb3b3

Is there an example published interactive PDF that I could use to test for accessibility to show it's possible to create and publish accessible interactive PDFs?  Also, if the the source file was available that would helpful to learn from too.

 

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Interactive documents and accessibility are a problem. Say you have a button to show more text or play a subtitled video. How to find that button, more importantlty: when should the text be read when the page loads, after the button is 'clicked' only? Etcetera. It can be done, but I feel that intetactive stuff makes a document less and less accessible...

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Interactive documents and accessibility are a problem. Say you have a button to show more text or play a subtitled video. How to find that button, more importantlty: when should the text be read when the page loads, after the button is 'clicked' only? Etcetera. It can be done, but I feel that intetactive stuff makes a document less and less accessible...

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If Adobe thinks this sample "Publish Online" document is accessible, they're dreaming. https://indd.adobe.com/view/e7718b9a-4518-4bda-9efe-9df4d60cb3b3  Makes you wonder how much Adobe knows about document accessibility!

 

The design violates so many requirements of WCAG.

 

No, don't even attempt to make something like this accessible. We don't yet have the tools to make it fully accessible, nor do we have the standards that define well enough what's needed to make it accessible.

 

Another factor: Adobe's "Publish Online" is an Adobe service hosted on their cloud servers. That alone is a barrier to many people who use assistive technologies. It would be better if we could save the file to our own computers and use normal distribution methods to our audiences who use assistive technologies, but I don't hear any noise about Adobe letting us do that anytime soon. Or ever.

 

Design something better. Find another way, such as an interactive HTML5 webpage that's fully WCAG compliant. Everything in Adobe's sample can be done in HTML. No need for InDesign at all.

 

 

Bevi Chagnon | Designer & Technologist for Accessible InDesign + PDFs | Books @ www.PubCom.com/books — NEW! Accessible InDesign + PDF

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