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  1. Make Accessible PDF's accessible.

    The process to make a PDF accessible is overly complicated and buggy. Usually while doing this, something will go wrong and the only way to fix it is to close the document, open it again, do the same process and hope it works. This process should be as simplistic as possible so everything can be accessible.

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      7 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi Joel,
      Thanks for bringing this issue to our notice. We discussed about this particular issue and we do not have any plans to work on it in immediate future. However, we’ll have it in our radar and might revisit at an appropriate time in future.

      Thanks

    • More Options for Accessibility Tables

      Create 508 compliant PDF documents frequently that need to be passed. These documents more than not have several lengthy tables. These documents also come from different people using different software and versions. And more than not these tables need to be rebuilt. Would love to have the option to create tables in the Tags sidebar from scratch where you can at the same time specify how many TR, TH, and TD and in a certain order. Right now I can only add them one at a time. Also, if there is a way to remove the hard setup of tables.…

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        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for bringing this feature to our notice. We discussed about this particular feature and we will raise a feature request for the same. We’ll update you once it will implemented.

        Thanks
        Rachit

      • Losing german äüö (Umlauts) and letters in the Structure Tree when using "Add Tags to Document" in Adobe Acrobat DC

        1. Brief Title

        Losing german äüö (Umlauts) and letters in the Structure Tree when using "Add Tags to Document" in Adobe Acrobat DC (previous operation Number ADB-3207012-T1M7) German Language Problem?

        2. Steps to reproduce the issue

        Export a text document with german words that contain german umlauts (äöü), e.G.: "für, können, öfter, mögen" as a PDF without tags from InDesign or Word
        Open the file in Acrobat DC
        Go to "Tags" and open the little menu and choose "Add Tags to Document"
        After the Structure Tree was created — save and close
        when you open the document again in Acrobat…

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          6 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This usually not happens, I tried on multiple files.
          Can you please confirm if this is happening on all files for you or on a set of files. Also, how did you created these files where you are seeing this issue.

          Thanks.

        • Accessibility Requests!!!

          Feature Requests / Bug Reports for the Accessibility features in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

          Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (Version 2018.011.20063) on Windows 7 Professional.

          For the Tags panel:
          1. Option to create Lists <L> tags with a set number of List Items <LI> tags instead of one at a time. Time wasted creating one at time.
          2. Option to created tables <Tables> tags with a set number of Rows <TR> tags instead of one at a time. Time wasted creating one at time.
          3. Stop forcing all the Tags folders to all be opened when opening a PDF file! Not…

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          • Feature Requests / Bug Reports for the Accessibility features in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

            Feature Requests / Bug Reports for the Accessibility features in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

            Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (Version 2018.011.20063) on Windows 7 Professional.

            For the Tags panel:
            1. Option to create Lists <L> tags with a set number of List Items <LI> tags instead of one at a time. Time wasted creating one at time.
            2. Option to created tables <Tables> tags with a set number of Rows <TR> tags instead of one at a time. Time wasted creating one at time.
            3. Stop forcing all the Tags folders to all be opened when opening a PDF file! Not…

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            • Bug: General preferences > Use Single Key Accelerators To Access Tools: doesn't work

              Both, Acrobat DC and Reader DC ignore the "General preferences > Use Single Key Accelerators To Access Tools" settings.

              Although I checked this option, whenever I open a PDF document, acceleration keys (e.g. "H" or "D" for changing the selection mode) don't work.

              Deselecting and selecting this option in General Preferences temporarily enables this feature, but both programs "forget" this setting the next time one of them is getting launched.

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                15 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hello sir,
                I have tried on the latest release of Acrobat i.e. December release(19.010.20069). Things are working fine on both mac and windows. I would request you to update on latest version and try it out. I’m sure the issue would have been resolved.

                Thanks
                Rachit

              • Reading order list

                It would be a HUGE improvement for the work I do if the reading order also could be changed by typing the order numbers in the order list. The reading order list can be very long sometimes, with endless, tedious drag and drops on each page as it is now.
                It is also annoying that the list jumps back to the top each time you re-order the list.

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                  Under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto Tag a Single Page

                  Acrobat's new Autotag utility re-tags the entire document.

                  Sometimes most of the PDF is fine and I just need to correct one page or a portion of content that I've selected.

                  But we can't do that: right now, it's all or nothing.

                  Give us the option to autotag the entire document, a single page, or the content we have selected with our cursor. Keep the other tags that are already in the PDF.

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                    2 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi,
                    You can try to tag a page and a specific content using the Reading Order tool.
                    Select a content you need to tag and click on the tag in Reading Order pop up.

                    Please do tell if this resolves your problem now.

                    Thanks
                    Rachit

                  • Reading experience dyslexics

                    Hi! I have ADHD and dyslexia. I think it's kind of vital to improve the reading experience at the Acrobat reader. Microsoft has done a good job with the Edge epub reading features, would be nice to have some of these features to improve reading acessibility.

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                      1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi Kalinne,
                      Please tell me what kind of features are you looking for?
                      Adobe Acrobat has many inbuilt features which might help you resolve your problem.
                      Features like Read out Loud feature used to enable the reading of the PDF, Accessibility Tool in Acrobat helps the user in many ways. Please check and tell if it meets your requirement.

                      Thanks
                      Rachit

                    • Customize keyboard shortcuts

                      Like ALL other pro Adobe apps we use, please give users the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts! Thank you.

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                      • 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…

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                        • Text-to-speek SELECTED text only

                          I don't know how Acrobat has not allowed for a Text-To-Speech option of SELECTED text only yet. It's an amazing tool for people with disabilities... especially those who need text read to them.

                          It is extremely frustrating having to listen to the text of a document from the begining if you only need the last paragraph read allowed. Extremely disappointed Adobe hasn't stepped up their game.

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                            2 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hello Greg,
                            I have escalated a feature request for the same to the higher management. This will be discussed in the future and the decision will be taken on this.

                            Thanks
                            Rachit

                          • Headings are not being shown in the TURO tool after saving as a tagged PDF from Word

                            The document is being tagged, perhaps properly, but it is impossible to tell using the TURO tool when showing structure types. In the Tags pane, headings are shown as H1, H2, etc in the actual tags, but whether the TURO tool is on when the Order or Tags panel is active, these show up as text (P).
                            I've never seen this problem before and suspect it has to do with a recent update/release.

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                              Need Info  ·  6 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PDF Initial View Magnification Guidelines

                              Why doesn't Adobe set the default initial view magnification setting to "fit page" so a viewer can see an entire document upon initial view? As a seasoned graphic designer, I believe it is much more courteous to allow the viewer to orient themselves to an entire document and then allow then to zoom in for more detail. It is disconcerting to see a partial document when opening a PDF file. Adobe is a leader in accessibility standards and I wondered if you had insight into this topic, I don't see a recommended initial view magnification in the WCAG 2.0 AA…

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                                Need Info  ·  3 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Multiple Undo in Order and Content panels

                                2 years ago, Adobe programmed that the Tags panel would have Undo. That was very helpful.

                                But we also need to Undo in the Order and Contents panels, too.

                                When remediating PDFs to meet accessibility guidelines and laws, people work in the Order and Content panels, too, not just in the Tags panel. As in any workflow, we sometimes need to undo what we just did.

                                Right now, we must revert to the previously saved version which might go back too far and not be helpful at all.

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                                • It would be wonderful to have the tools accessible as dropdowns from the Adobe Acrobat DC. Specifically, the file manager accessibility.

                                  It would be wonderful to have the tools accessible as dropdowns from the Adobe Acrobat DC. Specifically, the file manager for Adobe Sign accessibility. I should be able to get to an overview status of all my sharing and sending/receiving. Now it is confusing since I have two Adobe Acrobats and one is for signature documents, the other is for other pdf documents.

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                                    Hi Tom,
                                    Please provide me some more information about what issue are you facing exactly and what further improvement do you want with some Screenshot and a little brief detail. I have sent you a mail on your email id. Kindly revert on the same mail.

                                    Thanks
                                    Rachit

                                  • Make Adobe Acrobat 100% ADA compliant so Blind users can actually use it

                                    Currently, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is not 100% ADA compliant. Specifically, one cannot create or edit PDFs if one uses a screen reader to navigate around their computer screen (i.e. is blind/visually impaired). I currently use JAWS 2018, Windows 10, and have Acrobat Pro DC. I've attempted to create and edit from combining PDFs, using copies, etc. I've even tried using some of your tutorial items to test with and have had the same results (ex. Bodea's Brochure -- the brochure your website tutorial has specifically for practicing editing).

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                                    • Cursor not accessibility friendly for visually impaired

                                      I am visually impaired and have implemented the Windows accessibility features that allow me to make my mouse pointer dark, inverted and larger, so that I can more easily locate the cursor on the page. However in Adobe Acrobat DC, your default cursor does not allow this Windows feature to carry over. Honestly it is terrible and should really be fixed to be at least darker, larger and bold so that visually impaired clientele can use your products.

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                                      • Keyboard functions in the Tags Panel

                                        I am using Keyboard only to access the Tags Panel.

                                        Switching between the Advanced Search menu, and the main document Window, using F6 to move Focus to the Tags panel and Find Tag from Selection work great. I perform subsequent actions and my first search/action is done.

                                        Then I Alt tab back to the Advanced Search panel, move up to the next item, Alt tab back to the main document Window, F6 to the Tags Panel, the item I searched for is selected, but the previous Tag (from search # 1) still has dotted lines around it and it has…

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                                        • Accessibility check rejects manual line breaks from InDesign

                                          when a file is exported to Acrobat from InDesign, the accessibility checker rejects every manual line break in the document. There is no fix offered in Acrobat. Please fix.

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