Archive for August, 2009

August 31, 2009

Reader “can’t find accept button” issue

I’ve received several comments from users who say that they can’t locate the accept button for the Reader license agreement. I’ve written back to a number of the commenters to try to get steps to reproduce this issue but have not been able to get information to help me isolate the problem.
If anyone is having this problem, please let me know by commenting but when you comment please provide any information that you think might be relevant, such as the operating system and version, version of Adobe Reader, any assistive technology you are using, and what steps you take to get the message and to try to find the accept button.
If you’d prefer to not share this information in the public comments, just add a comment asking to be contacted and I’ll send an email address to send info to. Thanks.

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August 24, 2009

Adobe Supports Open-Source Screen Reader NVDA

NVDA is a screen reader offered by NV Access, an Australian non-profit organization. NVDA is open-source and free for users to download and use.

All users encounter Flash-based content and PDF documents regularly, and Adobe wants NVDA users to have a positive experience. Therefore, Adobe is funding NVAccess to help address the goals to “Improve support for Adobe Reader” and “Add support for Adobe Flash embedded in Browsers. This work will benefit not only Flash and PDF, but also help users access content and applications developed with Adobe Flex and interactive forms developed with Adobe LiveCycle.

NVDA developers have already done some work to enhance access to PDF in the current release. We’re looking forward to additional improvements progress that will surely be made in the coming months!

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August 17, 2009

SXSW sessions

There are a lot of sessions at SXSW this year that are focused on accessibility. The session that I’d like to highlight is the one that Matt May on the Adobe Accessibility team proposed. Matt’s proposal “Web Application Accessibility Showdown: Flash/Flex, HTML5 & Silverlight” offers an interesting comparison to help people make informed decisions regarding the strenghs of the various RIA options developers have.
Take a look and please vote for Matt’s talk – it will be very interesting!

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August 5, 2009

Best practices for Adobe LiveCycle forms

There’s a new document to check out if you develop interactive forms using LiveCycle Designer, whether you do so in an environment where you simple save the forms to PDF in Designer or you make use of Adobe’s LiveCycle Forms ES product to produce your forms from the XDP XML file that LiveCycle creates. The new document is available at http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/livecycle/pdf/LiveCycle8_2AccessibilityGuidelines.pdf. Please let us know if you have comments, questions, or suggestions.

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