Are PDFs 508 compliant?

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MichaelE Brown
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Are PDFs 508 compliant?

Unread post by MichaelE Brown » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:20 pm

I output our help to a PDF. To post the PDF to our client's web site, I need to ensure the PDF meets US 508-compliance requirements. Could someone point me to any info on this for H+M 5? I need to provide justifications, etc.

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Re: Are PDFs 508 compliant?

Unread post by Tim Green » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:27 am

Hi Michael,

Section 508 compliance for PDF is still on the Wish List. It is partially implemented but not yet activated because it is not working correctly yet, due to problems in the PDF engine. We are still working with the PDF engine programmers to resolve these issues and will activate the support for this as soon as the issues are resolved.

You can find our updated page on Help & Manual's section 508 compliance (accessibility) here:

http://www.helpandmanual.com/products_h ... ility.html
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MichaelE Brown
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Re: Are PDFs 508 compliant?

Unread post by MichaelE Brown » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:52 pm

Thanks, Tim! I will probably resort to using Adobe Acrobat to get around other of my issues.

Laini Giles
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Re: Are PDFs 508 compliant?

Unread post by Laini Giles » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:55 pm

Hi Tim--

It's been a while. Thought I would see if the PDF engine issue has been solved. I've been checking in various places, and don't see whether PDFs are now Section 508 compliant. It's several years later, so I assume so, but you know what they say about that making an ASS out of U and ME.

Thanks!
Laini

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