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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

    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

  5. 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

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    3 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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    1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  7. 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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  8. 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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