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A guide on how to produce accessible PDF files?

First: I know that this has been asked before: How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing? (06/2010) LaTeX accessibility (05/2011) Accessibility issues ...
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Windows Speech recognition with TexStudio

I am trying to use the built-in speech recognition software of windows 7 to write a document in TexStudio. At the moment it is only able to push the buttons, I cannot dictate text...how do I enable ...
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OS X Yosemite built-in dictation not working with TeXMaker/TexStudio

I am writing up my thesis and would like to use the built-in dictation in Mac OS X (10.10) to write. I am using TeXstudio (and have used TeXmaker also) for writing, but for some reason the OS X ...
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Alt Text For Equations

I know it's possible to add alt text to images, so a screen reader can read it. However, is it possible to add alt text to equations, so a screen reader can properly read an equation?
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How can I make it easier to write LaTeX documents with elaborate mathematics?

I'm a severely visually handicapped student of mathematics. I wonder how I can speed up my latex document creation. I'm pasting below solution to a problem in a functional analysis book by Kreyszig. ...
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Quickly writing LaTeX documents

I am hoping someone can give me some help. I am very new to using latex, but I am taking a class that requires some advanced mathematical equations and also drawing of various types of tree diagrams. ...
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seeking information regarding the availability of voice recognition software for latex input

i have been asked for information concerning the use of a voice input / speech recognition system for (la)tex, for the benefit of a tetraplegic (quadriplegic) student who has no use of his ...
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Any tool to improve contrast of study materials? [closed]

I see many slides of my study materials which are done by WYSIWYG and colored with many colours to improve the contrast. To improve contrast with colors, I think is not necessarily the best way to go. ...
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Change document-wide interletter, interword and interline spacing

According to the 2012 paper Extra-large letter spacing improves reading in dyslexia, some spacing adjustments could make reading easier for dyslexic people, namely Add 2.5pt to interletter space 3 ...
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I need to write extra version for blind people without braille

I am writing a small math script and I also need to make version for blind people, but without braille. For example \frac{1}{2} shouldn't be literal fraction, but it should be 1 over 2. Can I override ...
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Accessible TeX/LaTeX textbooks, primers, and materials?

I apologize, as this is a somewhat off-the-beaten-trail question. I'm looking for textbooks (or other educational materials) on TeX and LaTeX that fulfill one or more of the following: ...
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Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array

I am trying to modify some code that WeBWorK uses to generate pdf hard copies of students' online math assignments. My aim is to improve WeBWorK's accessibility. My task at the moment is to endow ...
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Color Blind Friendly Mesh Colormap

I have a plot with a mesh and it uses a lovely colormap, however, I can't find a way to make tikzpicture only use colorblind friendly colors. I'm not colorblind, but I know at least some of the people ...
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producing embossed tactile graphics with Tikz for a student who is blind

I work at disability services at a university and recently started working with a student who is blind in upper level computer theory, automaton, and programming classes. I learned LaTeX about 3-4 ...
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How can you make your CV accessible?

Recently I learned, from an insider, that a CV in PDF format might have a significant disadvantage: automated data mining tools used by HR sometimes fail to extract information from the PDF. Most ...
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What research exists on Speech to LaTeX / MathML?

Preface I'm currently working in the area of speech recognition and simultaneous lecture translation. Essentially, you have one speaker (the lecturer) who speaks in German (for example) and many ...
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What are some packages or methods that I can use to create JAWS-accessible LaTeX content? [closed]

I'm looking for packages, external tools, and/or methods that allow me to create PDF (and Word ?) files with LaTeX that are fully accessible and Section 508-compliant, and that can be read with ...
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How can I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to write LaTeX math formulas by voice efficiently?

I write LaTeX documents by voice using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for speech recognition. It allows me to write much faster than if I had to type on a keyboard (~ 100 WPM vs. 50), I find that voice ...
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Eurobraille in LaTeX

I want to use eurobraille (also known as 8 point braille or computer braille) in LaTeX. I am aware of the braille package, but it does not support eurobraille.
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Creating accessible PDFs using Latex? [duplicate]

I am working at a governmental office and we are required to only produce accessible PDF files. In practice that means that generated PDFs have to pass Adobe's accessibility checker or the "PDF ...
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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2013) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. These tests are the de facto indicator for a document ...
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TikZ: add “alt tag/caption/invisible text” for accessibility

I'm using this amazing tex.sx answer tikz star macro for rendering a x-out-of-y stars graphic for my skills on my resumé. The resume is done with xelatex and exported to pdf. Because it is a resumé, ...
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Is there a way to show the version of a document as seen by a colour blind reader?

I’m creating a number of coloured grids with TikZ, which look something like this: This exercise is designed to demonstrate reflections and rotational symmetry. It’s important that the individual ...
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Making equations copyable in pdf

I would like to write a .pdf, where my readers could copy the rendered formulae and paste them directly in their TeX documents. And the copied text would automatically be: \int x\sin ...
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Accessibility issues

Currently, I'm generating the following pdf with pdflatex: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2682197/book.pdf Unfortunately, this document is a bit incompatible with adobe screen reader (for blind people). ...
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Need alt text for images in pdf for screen readers

I need the generated PDF to have "alt" text associated with each image so that a screen reader can read the alt text to the visually impaired user. I understand that essentially just including the ...
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From LaTeX to PDF/A

I have noticed that my PDFs (which I compile from LaTeX using PdfTexify on Windows 7 in MikTeX 2.9 with WinEdt) sometimes do not render properly on Mac OS X (e.g. the contents of some figures may not ...
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Selecting a single word in ereaders [closed]

ebook readers let user select only a single word in the most PDF documents. However, when I try to select a word in a PDF generated with pdflatex (and also with latex), the ereader (i.e. sony prs600) ...
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Teaching LaTeX to visually disabled

I will teach a blind person how to use LaTeX this week. Has anyone any hints for me or package recommendations?
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Are there good resources for converting TeX type files to spoken word?

For a variety of reasons I am very interested in having audio versions of various texts. In some cases I can get these texts in LaTeX format (with equations). Obviously I can use "normal" ...
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LaTeX to Braille

I would like to make my LaTeX documents as accessible as possible to those that are blind or visually impaired. The posts that I have linked to below ask questions about alt-tags or tooltips, both ...
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Is there an easy way to add hover text to all incidents of math mode where the hover text would contain the LaTeX code?

Adding hover text (I believe the technical term is a tooltip) to any part of any LaTeX document can be accomplished using cooltooltips.sty, as I have recently learned. I would like to do something ...
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LaTeX accessibility

Does anyone know of any LaTeX modules that makes the pdf output generated by pdflatex Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)/Section 508 compliant? Specifics: With regard to math. One simple ...
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How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing?

How to create tagged PDF such that they will be: good enough for PDF/UA "reflowable" on smaller screens and ebook readers Any syntax & any engine are of interest, but I'm most interested in ...