User- Friendly Accessibility Tagging
Please change the way Adobe Acrobat does the reading order so that the tags in the tags pane will automatically correspond to the order in the Touch- up reading order pane.
Also please make it easier to tag links - when I try to tag links it doesn't work right. Please consider creating a version of Adobe Acrobat that makes it easy to comply with Section 508 as described at Section508.gov. Dealing with the tags pane is a nightmare and also the unmarked annotations issue and other issues are a nightmare and don't fix easily. Please make this easier to use so the people will be more cooperative about complying with Section 508. Thanks.
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Good Morning Rachit,
I would like to be able to not deal with the tags tree and have all changes to the touch up reading order tool automatically be in the appropriate place on the tag tree. Especially troublesome is that adding a hyperlink to text doesn’t seem to go to the right place on the tags tree. Also if header columns and rows are specified in MS Word I’d like that to be automatically reflected with appropriate scope in Adobe Acrobat.
Also if the document is automatically re-tagged in Adobe, it should not lose all the alternative text that existed in the document.
First I want to say, you are not alone. I am an Adobe Acrobat Certified Professional and I have the same problems and frustrations as everyone else. We feel your pain.
The fact that they have not responded to your post from seven month ago shows how much they care about their customers. People have been asking for this merging of the Reading Order and Tags for so many years. I think we have collectively lost hope that this feature will ever come to pass.
Companies like Microsoft continually release new features to make it easier for people to make content accessible in their products. We just don't see that investment or commitment from the Adobe. Its just a small trickle of accessibility improvements, like adding 'undo' in 2018 and making it easier to edit table Tags.