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

    Hi Joel,
    We are always working to make it a better of experience for our accessibility customers.
    We’ll be adding the support of Undo/Redo in order panels and Reading Order Tool in our coming releases.
    Can you please tell me why you need the Tags Panel and Reading Order to be merged.

    Thanks
    Rachit.

  2. Bug - PDF Tag Panel does not match Reading Order Tool by marking all Tags as Span

    This issue of InDesign and Acrobat incompatibility in regards to Acrobat displaying all spans even when the Reading Order is correct has been around for over two years. We deserve to know what Adobe is doing about it.

    Acrobat Team acknowledges the problem and blames InDesign:

    "It's actually not an Acrobat issue, it's an issue with InDesign and how it's generating the Content that Acrobat is displaying correctly"

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10005333#10005333

    InDesign Team acknowledges the problem and blames Acrobat:

    "You'd have to talk to the Acrobat team about why they display in the Tags panel the way they do." - Adobe
    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10225230#10225230

    21 votes
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  3. 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…

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


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    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?


    1. 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 DC and…

    10 votes
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  5. language tags lost

    When importing pages from other PDF's, any language identifiers associated with the individual accessibility tags should be imported. Currently the language tags are lost for the documents inserted. Adbobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe DC

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

    Hi,
    I have shared your concern with Engineering team. Meanwhile Please share some sample documents via weblink which you are trying to combine so that we can fix it for you.

    Thanks
    Rachit

  6. Accessibility Problems with Images/Figures

    I have a Microsoft Word file that has a number of images. I need to make an accessible PDF. I have entered alternate text for each image in MS Word. When I convert the Word file to PDF, the alternate text I had entered in MS Word is carried over to the PDF, which is what I want. The problem is that it puts all images/figures at the beginning of the tag tree no matter where the image comes in the document. When I look at the Reading Order for each page, it puts all images as the last item…

    4 votes
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  7. Invert colours on images embedded in pdf files.

    Invert colours on images embedded in pdf files.

    Hi

    I'm visually impaired. I find anything with a white background unreadable.

    I can change text and text background colours to make text readable but I cannot find a method to change colours used in images embedded in pdf files.

    Please can you add an accessibility option to invert colours in embedded images so black becomes white and white becomes black. NB. All colours will need to be inverted not just black and white.

    3 votes
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  8. Bug: Accessibility tool making text disappear

    The "Make Accessible" tool is making text disappear in the document. Working in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, 2015.006.30505. I opened the document, clicked on Tools, then Action Wizard, then Make Assessible. First fopur steps worked fine, but after runnuing the Document Pass and the Alt Text detection, text went missing in numerous places in the document. This is the fourth time this has happened. Look at the header on the first page.

    3 votes
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  9. Bug: Autotag distorts page and reorders images

    Start with a PDF with scanned image(s) and some transparent text, then do Autotag. The Autoag seems to change the Z order of the images and the page now looks distorted.

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

    Hi,
    Thanks for contacting us. The Autotag feature detects the content from the scanned document and then tag it accordingly.
    I have shared your concern with the engineering team. I’ll update you once I get a response on this.

    Thanks
    Rachit

  10. Acrobat Reader for Mac does not expose an Accessibility Tree to VoiceOver

    Acrobat for Windows reads tagged PDF (aka PDF/UA) files and exposes an accessibility tree to assistive tech such as NVDA, Narrator, JAWS etc.

    Acrobat for Mac does not do this. (And neither does Preview, or Safari). This means that the 'portable' document format is not accessible to Mac screen reader users at all. You can get the text nodes, but none of the semantic tags are respected.

    Why is there such a discrepancy between accessibility support on the Mac vs. Windows versions of Acrobat Reader?
    That's not what 'portable' means! Please address this as soon as possible.

    2 votes
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    Hi,
    Can you please on “does not seem to ‘see’ or announce any of the tags.” .
    I checked the pdf, the order of reading the document is the same as in the tags panel. It reads in the same order. Also it announces tag type like headings, links, table, graphic etc.

    Please elaborate about what exactly is needed here with appropriate examples.

    Thanks
    Rachit

  11. Table row \ cells alignment BUG in hebrew support .....

    Hi

    When I auto tag a Table the cells read left to right
    no matter what I tried I cannot fix it :-(
    in the attached image you can see the issue
    the correct reading order in hebrew right > left should have been
    4 3 2 1
    please try to help me as it presents a great problem for me

    Thank you in advance

    2 votes
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  12. Acrobat deleted form fields from reading order when moved even one pixel

    I am using the latest version of Mac Acrobat DC 2018.011.20038

    1- Make a form field.
    2- Select it so you can make a <form> with the OBJR
    3- Drag it into its proper spot in the reading order.
    4- Then move it even one pixel, it will delete itself. This happens on all fields of any type. It also happens if you just resize any field.

    Since this Adobe Forum usually asks questions until people give up on the thread I even made a video of the whole thing:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S79CQ53xiebkxiXmZawAML2kpSY3O6Bn

    By the way, I lost 17 hours of work.…

    2 votes
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  13. cross-platform interoperability for Acrobat DC

    use of Acrobat DC must be seamless across operating systems, browsers, and devices. seamless interoperability = efficiency. Proprietary in-fighting between apple, microsoft, and google needs to stop. Why not work together for the benefit of all?The business models need to change. For example, "accessibility" of apps needs to be independent of browser, OS, and device.

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  14. Better labeling of Action Wizard Controls for screen reader users

    I am encountering problems with poorly labeled controls in the Acrobat DC Action Wizard. As a blind screen reader user, I would greatly appreciate anything you can do to improve the control labels that are spoken by screen readers. I am using the JAWS 2020 screen reader with Acrobat DC version 20.006.20042.
    The issues I have encountered:


    1. Some of the button control labels are unclear and it is difficult to determine which control has focus. For example, when adding a Watermark, the button to add the watermark is spoken as “Add”. If I press “space” to select this option, another…

    1 vote
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  15. Please remove "Please wait while the document is being prepared"

    Please switch off "Please wait while the document is being prepared" displayed each time I open a document. This feature is necessary only for selected users and hampers very much typical program use.

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    Hi,
    This Content Preparation dialog is displayed when some assistive technology (like screen reader) is running/has been used on the system. However, some other tools like some keypress tracking tools are also detected as assistive technology.

    1. If you are not an assistive technology user, just go to Acrobat Preferences → Accessibility and uncheck the option “Enable Assistive Technology Support”. This will stop the dialog from appearing.
    2. If you are an assistive technology user, then go to Acrobat Preferences →Reading and Under “Screen Reader Options” select “Only read the currently visible pages”. This will stop the dialog from appearing.

    Note : However with this, the dialog may appear for heavy files sometimes.

    Please confirm if this resolves your issue.

    Thanks
    Rachit

  16. Bug (Accessibility): Link and bullet issues after export from InDesign

    I'm having an accessibility issue that may be a bug with Acrobat or InDesign, or a combination of both. I have a single page of show notes for a podcast. Paragraph styles are used, export tagging is set, and order is laid out in the articles pannel. Upon export and listening with the NVDA screen reader, the reading order is correct, but the bulleted list of links is just read as "bullet, bullet, bullet, etc." without the accompanying text, and the links are skipped. You can tab through the links, but instead of identifying the object as a link, and…

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  17. Accessibility settings are difficult to find

    Why default to yellow text on white background? It's impossible to read. Personally, some DARK themes would be desirable, i.e. yellow text on black background. Is a SIMPLE link to change SETTINGS in this regard?

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  18. Hello, I made the document accessible. All items are tagged, including proper reading order, but a screen reader ignores the reading order.

    Hello,
    I made the document accessible. All items are tagged, including proper reading order, but a screen reader ignores the reading order. Would appreciate help

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