XML and 508 Compliance Issues

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cesmith
Posts: 2

XML and 508 Compliance Issues

Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:46 pm

Hello,

We use XML Author 14.2 to create documentation, one of the outputs is PDF. We are trying to confirm that our PDFs are 508 compliant. If there is an issue with reading order that needs to be fixed are there tools within XML Author that we can use to fix anything? I know Acrobat has a TouchUp Reading Order tool, but we would like to make any updates to the source. Thank you for your time.

Chris
Costin
Posts: 367

Re: XML and 508 Compliance Issues

Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:02 pm

Hello,

To create 508 compliant documents using the Apache FOP engine from oXygen, accessibility options should first be enabled.
For that, you should edit the "fop.xconf" configuration file from the oXygen_installation_dir/lib/fop.xconf and enable accessibility adding the "accessibility" optional setting into the .xconf file.
Eg:

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<fop version="1.0">
<accessibility>true</accessibility>
...
</fop>

However, you should be aware that enabling accessibility has its limitations, which you may consider, as stated at:
https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/1.1/ ... imitations

Unfortunately, as we are working directly on the output, there is no tool in oXygen similar to Acrobat TouchUp Reading Order tool.
Even so, besides the Apache FO Processor, which comes oXygen comes bundled with, please note there are other processors, like XEP by RenderX, or Antenna House Formatter, which oXygen XML supports, but those however are 3rd party commercial applications.

Best Regards,
Costin
Costin Sandoi
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support
cesmith
Posts: 2

Re: XML and 508 Compliance Issues

Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:33 pm

Thank you for the information Costin.


Chris

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