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On 5/03/2014 8:39, Doriane-france wrote:
I am French, I work in a university and I have to adapt an examination which
takes place on computer to visual deficient  people. A big part of the
examination is made with LibreOffice, and I would want to know how to return
LibreOffice an accessible maximum.
For this, I know the PDF / UA project, where is this standard? Is he going
to have extensions or anything there?
You can make LibreOffice export tagged PDF by checking the checkbox
"tagged PDF" ("PDF marqué") in the PDF export dialog. (See the fuller
explanation at <>.) After the
first time, LibreOffice should remember this setting.
PDF/UA is not a new PDF format; it is a standard that describes the many
elements that are mostly optional in the PDF standard ( ISO 32000-1) but
that are required for accessibility. So even when an application does
not say it implements PDF/UA it is still possible that it outputs
accessible PDF.

The extension AccessODF verifies the accessibility of my created documents,
odt2braille and odt2daisy are also installed, but there would be of other
one options, extensions or methods to make accessible LibreOffice to the
persons with visual impairment ?

I am delighted to see that people are using AccessODF, odt2braille and
Since these extensions are still incompatible with LibreOffice 4.1 and
more recent versions, I assume you are using LibreOffice 4.0 or an older
The only other extension related to accessibility that I am aware of is
"Read Text":

One thing to know about AccessODF, odt2braille and odt2daisy is that
they are written in Java and are not very accessible to screen readers
on Windows (especially AccessODF).

If you have any other questions about these extensions, you can also
send them directly to me in French. If you want to discuss accessibility
and open source software generally in French, I can recommend the list
"Liberté 0": see <>.

Best regards,


Could you help me please?

Thank you in advance and please excuse me if my English is not correct.

Christophe Strobbe
Akademischer Mitarbeiter
Adaptive User Interfaces Research Group
Hochschule der Medien
Nobelstraße 10
70569 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 8923 2749

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