by Andrew Kirkpatrick

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March 31, 2010

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As promised, we’ve posted the slides from the Adobe talks at CSUN.

Adobe Accessibility Talks at CSUN 2010
Talk Title File types Available
Accessibility Support for Designers in Adobe Creative Suite PDF PPT
Access to PDF: Developments in Support of Assistive Technology with Adobe Acrobat PDF
Accessible eBooks, ePub, DAISY, and Adobe PDF PPTX
Accessible Web Conferencing Update PDF PPTX
Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR for Accessible Rich Internet Applications PDF PPTX
Assistive Technology Access to Adobe Flash and PDF PDF PPT
Understanding the End User Role in PDF Accessibility (with AFB Consulting) PDF PPT
PDF Accessibility – Best Practices for Authoring PDF PPT
Video Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users in Adobe Flash PDF PPTX


  • By Greg - 2:52 PM on April 1, 2010  

    Hey [profanity deleted],
    If I can’t even select an object by right clicking on it, left clicking on it, or control clicking on it, your precious touch-up-text tool doesn’t really do me a whole lot of good, does it?
    That one is sure to puzzle you for a while. Think it over and write me back. Or print it and shove it somewhere safe.

  • By Andrew Kirkpatrick - 4:00 PM on April 1, 2010  

    I’m not puzzled by your comment, I understand why you are frustrated, but unfortuately the nature of the Touch Up Read Order Tool requires vision and use of the mouse. You can accomplish the same tasks in other ways in Acrobat, such as by using the tags panel, but the Touch Up tool doesn’t work for everyone unfortunately.

  • By David - 10:46 AM on May 28, 2010  

    fwiw –
    The “PPT” links show *ppt & *pptx as the links’ target files.
    However, what is downloaded are .zip files holding image files and xml
    (ePub file – I think ?).
    Affected entries are:
    –| Accessible eBooks, ePub, DAISY, and Adobe
    –| Accessible Web Conferencing Update
    –| Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR for Accessible Rich Internet Applications
    –| Video Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users in Adobe Flash
    For these, I’ll need to fire up Digital Editions?
    However, it might be helpful to either provide the actual PPT files or change the acronym from PPT to ePub
    (or whatever is appropriate).
    Perhaps just a quibble; but, could the PPT become PPTX where the link points to a *pptx file ?
    Be well…

  • By AWK - 10:51 AM on May 28, 2010  

    This is (I believe) a browser issue. If you right-click on the link to the PPTX file and save it locally, it will open in PowerPoint. Or, if you rename the XML file (e.g. from Accessibility.xml to Accessibility.pptx) you’ll accomplish the same thing.
    The PPTX file is an XML package, and for some reason, when you click on a link to a PPTX it sometimes downloads with a changed extension.
    Sorry for the trouble, but you probably should know about this for other sites also – I get this all the time when downloading PPTX/DOCX files.

  • By Brent - 8:01 PM on June 16, 2010  

    Great info on these PDFs. Accessibility info is tough to track down and this is a solid resource, please keep it coming!