[Athen] RE: PDF accessibility suggestions?

KRISTA L. GREEAR greeark at uw.edu
Tue Dec 3 13:46:43 PST 2013

I'm not sure what version you of Adobe Pro you are using but in version 11, you can choose to recognize text (Adobe's fancy way of saying OCR) by All pages, Current Page or select a specific page range. This setting is found under Tools -> Text Recognition -> In This File. Perhaps a default setting is causing you havoc.

Krista Greear
Access Text and Technology Manager
Disability Resources for Students
Univeristy of Washignton

From: athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Shadrick, Megan E
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:31 AM
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Subject: [Athen] PDF accessibility suggestions?

My staff have reported that several of the textbooks we have received for next semester in PDF are only allowing us to make the PDFs accessible page by page. They have been able to get a few to work after several tries but we still have some that aren't cooperating. We are using Adobe Pro to break PDFs into chapters and make them accessible. Does anyone have any suggestions on what we can try? My only idea at this point is to print and rescan the books so we can get them done quickly.
Thanks much

Megan Shadrick M.S., M.A., COMS
Associate Director, Disability Resource Center-Access Technology Center
Missouri State University
meganshadrick at missouristate.edu<mailto:meganshadrick at missouristate.edu>

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