In addition to tag order, reading order is also important for PDF accessibility. See how to control the reading order of content in this video.
- So once again we get in to a slightly confusing topic…when we talk about order inside a successful PDF file.…And we know that the tag order is what Assistive Software…uses to read the contents of a document,…so the order in which the tags appear in the exported PDF…controls the order that Assistive Software is going to…to read that information.…The other order that we have is what's called…reading order, but I like to refer to this as flow order,…because it really doesn't control how the content is read,…but more how the content would be re-flowed, which is often…something used by low-vision users.…
So, let me demonstrate what I mean here.…I'm going to go ahead and export this file as a PDF,…so I'll put this in the 06 folder,…and I'll call this Reading Order.…I know this gets a little confusing,…so I'll go ahead and save that.…So if I look at the Tags pane, we can see that the order…that these are in are exactly what we're looking for.…And everything is looking pretty good,…exactly what we want.…And remember, that is the tag order, not the reading order.…
- What is accessibility?
- The screen reader experience
- Setting up Acrobat DC
- PDF remediation workflow
- Tagging content, including lists and tables
- Adding metadata, bookmarks, and alt text
- Generating a PDF with Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign
- Creating accessible PDFs from PowerPoint and Excel
- Adding hyperlinks
- Controlling tag and reading order
- Adding cross-references and tables of contents
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Accessibility
2. Accessibility in PDF Files
3. Make an Existing PDF File Accessible
4. Create an Accessible PDF File from Word
5. Create an Accessible PDF File from Powerpoint and Excel
6. Create an Accessible PDF File from Adobe InDesign
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