Table of Contents
1. Why in the World Are We Doing This??
1.1. The Short Statement on Accessibility
1.2. What is the Difference between Accessibility and Usability?
1.3. Who is Your Audience?
1.4. No Simple Profile of Disabled Users
1.5 What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology
1.6. Why is it Necessary to Fix PDF Files?
1.7. What Do I Need?
1.8. What This Is
1.9. What PDFs Are, the Very Short Version
1.10. What About Conversion Methods?
1.11. What is the Function of Tags?
2. The Wonderful World of Tags
2.1. What To Do?
2.2. Can I Make Up My Own Tag Names Right in the PDF?
2.3. How to Edit PDF Tags
2.4. What If There are Tags, But They are Very Messy?
2.5. What are Those Tags with Strange Names?
2.6. The Reduce to Real Tag Name Method
2.7. A Tag Had “Link” in the Tag Name – Now Gone; Did We Lose the Actual Link?
2.8. Tag Cleanup
2.9. Tables
2.10. How Bad Can it Really Get??
2.11. Tables with Sub-Headers and Merged Cells
2.12. Adding TH Tags for Most Complex Tables
Table Tags Can Have <Thead>, <TFoot>, and <TBody>.
3. Adding IDs for Tables to Associate any Cell to any Header.
3.1. Select and Set <TH> Cells and Give Them a Name (ID)
3.2. Link the Data Cells to the Header Cells You Want
4. More Complicated Conversions
4.1. Large Tables and Numerous Tables
5. Image Description
5.1. Where to Put the Image Description
5.2. Image Description Example
5.3. Image Adjustment
5.4. Zoom for Focus
6. Reading Order
7. Using Touch Up Reading Order Tool to Define or Re-Define Content
7.1. Breaking Up a Block of Text Into Correctly Structured Columns
7.2. Getting Lost Between the Tags and the Page Content?
8. Preparing Word Documents – The Condensed Version
8.1 Titles, Headings And Sub-Headings Must Be Uniquely Descriptive.
8.2. Images, Charts, and Symbols Must Have Equivalent Text Descriptions.
8.3. Tables Cannot Have Merged Cells or Sub-Headers.
8.4. Do Not Use Text Boxes.
8.5. Tabs, Carriage Returns, and Spacebar Cannot Be Used for Indents and Paragraph Spacing.
8.6. All References and Footnotes Must Have Descriptive Link Text.
8.7. Text Must Have Strong Contrast to Background and Sans-Serif Fonts Should be Used.
8.8. Built-In Functions Must Be Used for Heading Levels, Columns, and Lists.
8.9. Document Must Be Able to Be Saved As Text and Retain Reading Order and Comprehension.
8.10. Inserting Comments and Notes
8.11. Saving Word as HTML
8.12. Forms
8.13. Word Styles
8.1.4 Writing Guide
9. Solutions for Different Formats
9.1. Video and Flash Video
9.2. Flash Interactive Training
9.3. Word Forms
9.4. PowerPoint
9.5. HTML
9.6. Limitations
9.7. Creative Formats
10. Testing
10.1. What do I Need?
10.2. I Am a Small Shop How Can I test?
10.3. Disabled Testers
10.4. Automated Tools
10.5. Usability Checks for PDF Files
11. How to Stay Out of Court
11.1. Show Responsiveness
11.2. As Needed or Phased Conversions
11.3. Applications and PDF
11.4. Alternatives
11.5. Support
11.6. Attitude
12. Management of Accessibility
12.1. Style Guide
12.2. Training
12.3. Outsourcing
12.4. PDF Produced Dynamically as Part of an Application
13 JAWS Screen Reader Commands
13.1. List all Recognized Elements
13.2. Jump Keys
13.3. Tables
14. Special Situations
14.1. Symbols in Tables
14.2. Abbreviations and Letter Codes in Tables and Charts
14.3. Footnotes, Endnotes
14.4. Image Resolution
14.5. Metadata – Setting Title, Author and Other Information
15. Make Accessible (Acrobat XI)
15.1. Using Make Accessible
15.2. OCR (getting text from scanning) of Tables
15.3. Fixing an OCR Table That Got Split Up
16. Symbols
16.1. Common JAWS Symbol Issues
16.2. Safe Characters for JAWS
16.3. Unread Characters
17. Abbreviations & Acronyms
17.1. Meaning in Context
17.2. What to Use
18. Content Panel
18.1 Usage
18.2 Moving Blocks of Text
18.3 Moving Words and Characters
19. Form Fields
19.1 Radio Buttons
19.2 Checkboxes
20. Color
20.1. How to Choose Colors for Text and Background
21. Adding Space Saving Instructions via Comments for Everyone
22. Transcribing a Video or Flash Simulation to PDF
22.1. How to Approach Creating a Transcription
22.2. How to Create the Files
23. What in the world is a VPAT?
24. Contract Language
24.1 Section 508 - Applicable to PDF and Electronic Documents
24.2 WCAG 2.0
24.3 Accessibility Critical Testing
25. Risk Assessment
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