At 14:44 26-7-2011, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :) Can you post a bug-report about it?
Perhaps add "[wishlist]" to the subject-line?
OK, I did not know that tag existed.
I think post the bug-report now rather than leaving it. Any small
improvement in accessibility should be a priority in my
opinion. Sometimes the defaults are not really thought about and
are easy to change which helps new devs learn how to do coding :) A
good win for everyone.
Is there a down-side to having Pdfs tagged by default? What does
the tagged option do?
"Tagged PDF contains information about the structure of the document
contents. This can help to display the document on devices with
different screens, and when using screen reader software. "
Exporting an inaccessible document as "tagged PDF" may give people
the impression that a document is accessible when they do only a
superficial check (e.g. Adobe Reader's so-called accessibility check
only checks whether the PDF is tagged or not).
I would also want to avoid that authors get the false idea that
checking "tagged PDF" is all they need to do to produced accessible
PDF. (Although I doubt that changing the default setting will make a
difference to this type of authors.)
Regards from Tom :)
From: Christophe Strobbe <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, 26 July, 2011 12:28:35
Subject: [libreoffice-accessibility] Should Writer export tagged PDF
and bookmarks by default?
Hi, I have been thinking about ways to improve accessible authoring
in LibreOffice Writer. As far as I know, Writer (in OpenOffice.org
and in LibreOffice) is the only open source office software that can
export tagged PDF, which is important for accessibility. When you
open the PDF Options dialog (File -> Export as PDF...), the options
"Tagged PDF" and "Export bookmarks" on the General tab and the
option "Bookmarks and page" on the Initial View tab are unchecked by
default. When you check them, they remain checked for later export
commands. However, wouldn't it be better if these options were
checked by default? Checking these options does not magically make
your PDF documents accessible, because that depends on the quality
of the ODF source. So should we request this feature now or should
we wait until an accessibility checker for Writer becomes available?
Best regards, Christophe
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Research Group on Document Architectures
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