3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2013 6:55 AM by raeben3

    Accessibility Report - errors

    dgfirm

      I ran a full check under Accessibility on a text only pdf that was OCR scanned. When the check is completed, I received the accessiblity report with an error that states there is 1 image with no alternate text. When I click on the link in the report, it highlights the entire document - almost as if it's telling me that the entire document is an image rather than text.

       

      I am running Windows Xp with Adobe Acrobat Pro - version 10

       

      Please advise on how to proceed. Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Accessibility Report - errors
          Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

          Perhaps it is an image rather than text. What OCR options did you use?

          • 2. Re: Accessibility Report - errors
            CtDave Level 5

            You state that your PDF is an "OCR scanned" PDF.


            I'll take that to mean the process active between paper to scanner and output PDF involved OCR of the image output from the scanner.
            For such the OCR would be Searchabe Image or Searchable Image (Exact).
            The PDF will have both the image and the OCR output.

            So, yes, there is an image on each page with no alternate text.


            Be well...

            • 3. Re: Accessibility Report - errors
              raeben3 Level 3

              If the document is in fact OCR scanned and contains readable text (as CT Dave mentions) and you are still getting this error, you could convert each image to an Artifact.  This will enable your document to pass the built-in accessibility test in Acrobat X, but it will NOT necessarily make the document accessible or 508 compliant.  Among other things, you need to ensure that the OCR is accurate, that the text is tagged and in the correct order, and that it in fact "reads" when the document is accessed using Assistive Technology (i.e., a screen reader).