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From: Rasmus <rasmus@gmx.us>
To: whenney@gmail.com
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: pdf screen reader accessibility?
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:48:15 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87d23ea234.fsf@gmx.us> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAKchnZN3=wEYEr85AAV65k_Bxh+-Fi+9Z3LWJYBo_dYRMr8hUw@mail.gmail.com> (William Henney's message of "Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:22:58 -0600")


William Henney <whenney@gmail.com> writes:

>> >>> http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products.html
>> >>> is a good place to start.
>> >>
>> >> It's a list of a bunch of software packages of which most are not (i)
>> free
>> >> in any meaning of the word; and (ii) supported on GNU/Linux.
>> >
>> > So what?  IIUC, the OP wants to have something similar using Emacs and
>> > (maybe) free (in a usual sense, or in FSF sense) software.  Isn't it
>> > a valid request?
>> Of course it is, but OP is referring to features of some software that I
>> don't have access to, so how am I supposed to make sense of it?  I'm not
>> going to (i) install a new OS; and (ii) buy/torrent software to understand
>> and test a feature in named software.
>> If there's a standard I'm eager to hear about it.
> I believe the relevant standard is PDF/UA
> http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=PDF/UA
> As far as I can tell, support for this from LaTeX is still very much a work
> in progress, but there is an accessibility.sty package that has made a
> start. Here is a recent SO discussion:
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/124291/revisiting-producing-structured-pdfs-from-latex

Thanks those are interesting reads.  Based on the SO question it seems
that the best way to go about this ATM is either adding
"\pdfinterwordspaceon", meta-accessibility, and cmap packages to the
preamble via #+LATEX_HEADER or org-latex-packages or use Context.  Org
does not have a Context backend.  The (meta-)accessibility package does
not seem to be on CTAN.

I don't think Org can do more to get 'tagged pdfs' via ox-latex until
better LaTeX solutions exist or until ox-context.el exists.

When exporting a pdf via Libreoffice there's an option for tagged pdf (via
File → Export as PDF → General).  Is that a suitable solution in this


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  reply	other threads:[~2015-04-08 18:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-04-06  8:25 pdf screen reader accessibility? Jude DaShiell
2015-04-06 11:40 ` Rasmus
2015-04-06 12:39   ` Marcin Borkowski
2015-04-06 13:19     ` Rasmus
2015-04-08 18:22       ` William Henney
2015-04-08 18:48         ` Rasmus [this message]
2015-04-08 20:22           ` Nick Dokos
2015-04-08 20:27             ` Rasmus
2015-04-08 21:07               ` Helm and multiple-tags in org mode issues Leo Ufimtsev
2015-04-08 21:48               ` pdf screen reader accessibility? Nick Dokos
2015-04-07  7:49 Jude DaShiell
2015-04-07  8:12 ` Rasmus

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