PDF documents containing formulae generated by LATEX are usually not accessible by assistive tech- nologies for visually impaired people (i.e., by screenreaders and braille displays). The LATEX pack- age axessibility.sty that we developed manages this issue, allowing to create PDF documents where the formulae are read by these assistive technologies, since it automatically generates hidden comments in the PDF document (using the/ActualText attribute) in correspondence to each formula. This actual text is hidden in the PDF document, but the screen readers Jaws, NVDA and VoiceOver read it correctly. Moreover, we have created NVDA and Jaws dictionaries (in English and in Italian) that provide the reading in the natural language in the case that the user does not know the LATEX commands. The package does not generate PDF/UA. In this paper, we descr

Axessibility: creating PDF documents with accessible formulae

D. Ahmetovic;T. Armano;M. Berra;C. Bernareggi;A. Capietto;S. Coriasco;N. Murru;A. Ruighi
2018

Abstract

PDF documents containing formulae generated by LATEX are usually not accessible by assistive tech- nologies for visually impaired people (i.e., by screenreaders and braille displays). The LATEX pack- age axessibility.sty that we developed manages this issue, allowing to create PDF documents where the formulae are read by these assistive technologies, since it automatically generates hidden comments in the PDF document (using the/ActualText attribute) in correspondence to each formula. This actual text is hidden in the PDF document, but the screen readers Jaws, NVDA and VoiceOver read it correctly. Moreover, we have created NVDA and Jaws dictionaries (in English and in Italian) that provide the reading in the natural language in the case that the user does not know the LATEX commands. The package does not generate PDF/UA. In this paper, we descr
GuIT Meeting 2018
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https://www.guitex.org/home/it/numero-26-ottobre-2018
latex, accessibilità, formule
D. Ahmetovic, T. Armano, M. Berra, C. Bernareggi, A. Capietto, S. Coriasco, N. Murru, A. Ruighi
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