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Acrobat 7 and Adobe Reader 7 include accessibility features for creating, evaluating, and reading documents that comply with mandates, such as Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.
This appendix provides an introductory overview to the functions included with Acrobat 7 and Adobe Reader 7; please consult the appropriate program's Help files for full information.
Acrobat 7 Professional offers a number of tools and processes that help you create and optimize PDF files for use as accessible documents. The features include:
Add Tags. Use the Add Tags feature to evaluate the structure of a document and provide a set of tags to use for control and display of the content.
Accessibility Checker. This feature evaluates a document and adds tags to an untagged document. The results of a check are displayed in the Accessibility Checker log displayed in the How To window. The report includes listings of missing tags, such as
tags for images, as well as other possible optimizations.
TouchUp Reading Order. Use the TouchUp Reading Order tool and dialog boxes to modify the tag structure on a page and define a logical reading order.
Accessibility Setup Assistant
Both Acrobat 7 and Adobe Reader 7 include a five-pane wizard used to set up the program for use with a screenreader or magnifier. Each screen of the wizard allows you to make decisions about some aspect of the accessibility setup without having to change preference settings in a number of dialog boxes.
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