If the authoring application does not properly identify row / column headers and also lacks tag management then you identify the header row(s) / column(s) manually or via a plug-in.
Without this a PDF is not accessible - is not Section 508 compliant.
See ISO 14289-1:2012 (PDF/UA-1)
Thank you for replying. I understand that header rows and columns need to be properly tagged and scoped to be accessible (508 compliant) which is why I am looking for a tool or plugin that I can set up to properly tag them in an automated fashion.
You mention using a plug-in. Do you know of a plug-in that can be set up to properly tag the table headers and scope without manual intervention?
If I tag the tables in these documents manually, it takes me about 10 minutes per document. for 4,300 documents, at 40 hours per week, it will take about 4 1/2 months to tag all of them. That is just one of many projects. That is not an option.
Can anyone suggest a PDF authoring tool that can produce properly tagged PDF's, including table headers and scope, in a productionalized fashion using SAS or Oracle or SQL Server or Access, or Excel as a data source?
Or an Acrobat plug-in that can be set up to properly tag the table headers and scope without manual intervention?