[BlindMath] How good is Adobe Acrobat's conversion of PDF to HTML?

Neil Soiffer soiffer at alum.mit.edu
Mon Mar 8 07:41:35 UTC 2021

There is no magic in the Adobe PDF -> HTML conversion. If the PDF isn't
accessible, the HTML won't be accessible. If the PDF is tagged or Acrobat
is able to infer the tagging and has some accessibility to it, it is
probably a superior format to use for larger documents.

Neil Soiffer

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 9:38 AM Jonathan Fine via BlindMath <
blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Hi
> In response to a message to texhax, Philip Taylor wrote:
> > Kellee asked particularly about *Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Sixth
> Edition,* by John D. Anderson, Jr.  The PDF of this book is available on
> the web, and Adobe Acrobat appears able to convert it into HTML (the
> resulting file is 9MB in size, with 3621 support files totalling 25,8MB).
> I have no way of knowing whether the HTML would be accessible to Kellee's
> student, but I would be more than happy to make the HTML available to her
> if she were interested.
> I'm grateful to Phil for making this effort. Is there anyone on this list
> willing to look at this HTML and to express an opinion? I'll then forward
> the response to TeX developers.
> If the HTML is good, we have a result. If the HTML is bad then we have test
> data for an accessibility checker.
> best wishes
> Jonathan
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