[NOBE-L] Adobe Digital Editions

Humberto Avila humberto_avila.it104 at outlook.com
Tue Mar 30 00:54:35 UTC 2021


Thanks for reaching out to us! 
I have not worked with the Adobe Digital Editions or the suite itself. I know that some secure PDFS are fully accessible with JAWS or other screenreader in my experience filling out forms and reading many documents as a student myself. However, image PDF files are very much a problem for blind users. 
I'm wondering if there is a way to actually download the PDF directly from the manuals web site, or the assessments provider / company? That might be the best option, in my opinion, to recommend. That way, if you use JAWS as your screen reader, you can do OCR on the image PDF, and even depending on your version, it'll allow you to convert any image of text into Word without doing any sort of fancy copying and pasting. 
At least, that is what I have done so far in these types of situations. 
Hope it helps. I know it is a pain navigating through unfamiliar and ainaccessible sites.  I hope that you can at least get access to a direct downloadable file, as opposed to a page filled with so many treeviews, structure headings, landmarks, a statement about accessibility from the company, and not a single page of readable PDF content. :(  

> On Mar 29, 2021, at 3:44 PM, Vejas Vasiliauskas via NOBE-L <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi, 
> I hope everyone is doing well. 
> I am taking a counseling assessment class. In the next few weeks we will be administering some assessments on ourselves from ParIccnect, using the assessment manuals as guides. 
> The assessment manuals are protected image PDFS. I was told they should be accessible through the Adobe Digital Editions platform. I downloaded the app and have played around with it, and it does not appear to be accessible: the words are not showing and there is a very limited amount of options for book navigation. 
> Has anyone succesfully used Adobe Digital Editions to read an image PDF? Since I have heard that it is accessible with screen-readers, I wonder if there is just something I haven't found yet! 
> Thank you, 
> Vejas   
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