I have crazy things like that happen when working with PDFs created with InDesign, with some of the content inside of Form XObjects that show up in the Content pane. Like you, I have to find time-consuming work-arounds.
I think you hit it on the head. Our people are using In-Design as well. Probably no good solution.
This is not just with Indesign. It happens with docs made from Word as well.
Tags get retagged (headers to span, p to list, etc) even without using the Autotag feature.
The accessibility tools are so broken that my team has been forced to deliver HTML only.
There's honestly no current solution, other than for Adobe to fix this piece of turd program and take accessibility seriously.
I agree. Our department is very determined in making things accessible and it can be extremely frustrating. We have a lot of forms, so html only is not a viable solution for us, but we have done a lot more html for basic things that we may have just posted a pdf for in the past (announcements, memos, press releases, etc.)
Thanks for your response.