I've been asked to test InDesign to create an accessible file (i.e. screen-reader friendly) from an autocad drawing. I have the autocad file as an .dwg, .eps and .pdf. I have placed each version of the file into InDesign and am now wondering:
1. Is there another way to bring any of these file formats into InDesgin other than "placing" them?
2. Is InDesign the best chose to create an accessible file from an autocad drawing, and if not, what is?
The final output is to be posted on-line, perhaps as a .pdf. We are testing InDesign as early research touts it as creating the most accessible files.
Thanks for any assistance.
I'm not an expert on accessibility. I have taught about it a little in the context of InDesign and Acrobat.
However, I have a feeling InDesign won't be able to make an AutoCAD file accessible. InDesign cannot place the DWG format so it would probably need to be placed as a PDF file. However, InDesign would just see the PDF as a graphic. It would be a black box that InDesign could not do anything with to magically make the contents accessible.
Have you tried a Google search on "AutoCAD accessible"? I just did and I saw a lot of AutoDesk documents referenced that shows that the company has ways of making their products accessible.