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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: A flexible software architecture concept for the creation of accessible PDF documents
Authors: Darvishy, Alireza
Hutter, Hans-Peter
Horvath, Alexander
Dorigo, Martin
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14097-6_8
Proceedings: Computers Helping People with Special Needs
Page(s): 47
Pages to: 52
Conference details: 12th International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons (ICCHP), Vienna, Austria, 14-16 July 2010
Issue Date: 2010
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series volume: 6179
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-642-14096-9
ISSN: 0302-9743
Language: English
Subjects: Document accessibility; Automatic generation of accessible PDF; Screen reader; Visual impairment; Tagged PDF; Software architecture
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: This paper presents a flexible software architecture concept that allows the automatic generation of fully accessible PDF documents originating from various authoring tools such as Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word. The architecture can be extended to include any authoring tools capable of creating PDF documents. For each authoring tool, a software accessibility plug-in must be implemented which analyzes the logical structure of the document and creates an XML representation of it. This XML file is used in combination with an untagged non-accessible PDF to create an accessible PDF version of the document. The implemented accessibility plug-in prototype allows authors of documents to check for accessibility issues while creating their documents and add the additional semantic information needed to generate a fully accessible PDF document.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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