I am trying to make a form ADA accessible. The form was created in Word 2007. I set up the preferences in Word to ensure that it was tagged properly. Once in Acrobat X, I used the Forms Wizard to make the form fields interactive. I modified the form fields as needed, corrected the tabbing order and ran the Full Check Accessibility rpt. The rpt tells me that the form fields are inaccessible & need to be tagged. I have tried to tag them using the Reading Order Touch Up tool, but have had spurious results. When I select the field, it appears as if it is creating a tag, but only one has taken and has been numbered. Sometimes, it won't let me select a field at all. My first doc was one large table that contained up to 9 form fields in one cell/row. The second document was text only. I can't tag the form fields in either. I am not sure why this is not working. I am going to upgrade to Acrobat XI and hopefully Word 2010. Are their any other tools that Adobe has to assist with creating accessible form fields?
I have occasionally encountered a form field that refused to be tagged. The only recourse I have found is to delete the form field and recreate it. In my experience the replacement field could always be tagged. This would be a lot of work though if you are talking about many form fields. If you find an easier way please post it here.