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How can I create a tagged PDF/UA document with pdfx?

I know this question has been asked here, but it was last active 4 years ago and I'm hoping the situation has improved since then. I've been looking at using the pdfx package with the ua option, with ...
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LaTeX adding an descriptive text to a graphic [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to add descriptive text to a graphic using LaTeX similar to the HTML alt attribute on an img tag. I am using the \graphicx package my current statement ...
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Is there a “Timed Text” package?

Timed text is a text that is synchronized with another source, typically as subtitle of a video. Is there a related \LaTeX package? Can PDFLaTeX output be made to "scroll up" according to certain ...
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Meeting the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations

From 23rd September 2019 anyone who posts a document on the website of a UK public sector body has to meet the requirements of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility ...
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htlatex: img with alt tag and custom class

This question is something of a follow-up to tex4ht: customize \includegraphics conversion to HTML and also to When generating html, how do you specify image size? background In my .tex file I ...
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Make icon fonts in PDF searchable by name

Nowadays, icon fonts are quite popular on the web. There have been latex bindings to these icon fonts through packages such as academicons, fontawesome5 and fontmfizz. This brings in new ...
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What LaTeX editors have an accessibility API?

I am currently working with a couple others on a system for writing math by voice. An early demo is here and for more information see here. In order to decide on the best editors to do this in, I ...
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Making accessible graphs in LaTex

Does anyone know how to make a tagged document with graphs in LaTex? I tried adding a comment and a label to a graph, but the .pdf file still fails (missing alternate text) through Adobe's Full Check. ...
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Adding document language and title for accessibility in LaTex

I wonder if anyone knows how to add a note on language (English) and a document title (e.g., A report for xxx) in LaTex for accessibility requirements. I make .pdf documents in LaTex first, then I ...
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htlatex: extra row at end of table

I'm using htlatex to produce HTML that is designed to be read with assistive technology. In the following minimum working example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Here is a table with 2 ...
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Is there “screen reader” software or a built in method that supports LaTeX equations?

I was asked a question during a LaTeX how-to session which I did not have a good answer for. The person asking is interested in accessibility software which is able to read LaTeX formatted equations ...
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Is it possible to provide alternative text to use when copying text from the PDF? Part 2

A follow up to this question. For this and quite a few other fonts, the small cap glyphs show as uppercase when copied, as in line 1 and 4 in the output below. I am trying to override each individual ...
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alt text for images in pdf (for screen readers)

What is now (late 2018) considered the best resource for using LaTeX to produce "accessible" PDFs with images, tables, and math? Have things improved since this question from 2012? When Acrobat adds ...
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PDF/A-1b compliance whilst embedding OTF files

As per this wikipedia article (see Fonts section), only pdf v1.6 and above is able to embed opentype fonts in the document. Now the problem is that, my institution requires pdf /A-1b compliance which ...
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what latex editor support touch screens

I have used WinEdt and TexStudio extensively for many years but as I age I have trouble using the mouse so I bought a 21" touchscreen and it solved my problems, using modern software such as Office ...
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Section heading format with accessibility package

I am using the accessibility.sty package with the tagged option and I am getting an error when I try to center my section headings. http://www.babs.gmxhome.de/download/da_pdftex/accessibility.sty As ...
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Latex tables and 508 compliance

Does anyone know of any packages to help create latex tables (ie . tabular or tikzset object) with proper 508 compliant tags? When I put a table made by latex through a PDF tagger the text does not ...
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Typesetting an accessibility friendly diff-metric for changes per paragraph between two TeX documents

I am peer-reviewing a dispute in authorship order between two parties in our research group for a co-authored manuscript. I suggested them to use the excellent latexdiff.pl to compare their ...
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Tagging elements in header and footer in ConTeXt

When generating a tagged PDF with ConTeXt, the content that I have in my header and footer isn't tagged. This makes sense since they are not actually part of the page flow. However, it also causes ...
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Visible Speech font?

Is there a font for Bell’s Visible Speech? If not, how would you go about making a few characters for one-off usage? TikZ is the obvious answer, but are there preexisting things that I could call on? ...
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Make automatically equation copyable in pdf

I would like to write a .pdf where all rendered equations can be copied and pasted correctly as TeX code. Someone had posted a similar question : https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/119713/making-...
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Accessibility package in LaTeX (accessibility.sty)

I am using accessibility package with tagged argument in LaTeX so that screen reader like JAWS can read the alt text of images and mathematical equations from PDF. But the thing is that when I open my ...
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htlatex: tweaking the MathML output for numbers with more than one digit

I'm using htlatex to produce screen-readable (https://www.nvaccess.org/) MathML. Using the following file mwe.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Here is a function $f(x)=15$. Here is a ...
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Printing a two-column paper as one column per page

I am preparing a paper for a conference that requires submissions in a two-column format and a fixed number of pages. During editing, it is much easier for me to view the paper with a single column ...
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Exam with 18pt main font

I've written an exam paper for my students, using the exam class with fairly standard options, and specifically using the 12pt class option for 12 point type. I've just been informed that a student ...
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Latex Error/Warning Messages in other languages

This is connected to another question (LaTeX and disability). I would like to use LaTeX for helping a very intelligent boy with severe disability. One problem is that he does not speak a good English. ...
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LaTeX and disability

Maybe this is a side topic, but I need help. I am a math teacher at secondary school. In a class, I have a very intelligent boy with severe physical disability. I evaluated various solutions, and I ...
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About duxbury software

I'm working with blind people, particularly I'm teaching maths. Normally when I want to give a paper with exercises to my students I have to do a .pdf document, then change it to .doc and finally then ...
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How to check if your slides are understandable for colourblind people?

Assume that you have made a beamer presentation and you want to check whether your slides are understandable for colourblind people. Is there a handy way to do so, maybe inside LaTeX? Here is what I ...
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Can we get maths in PDFs that can be copy-pasted and screen-read?

Mathematics in PDFs can be cumbersome for any purpose but reading or printing. In particular, copying mathematics in order to use it in another document, and screen-reading for visually impaired ...
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How do you pronounce letters generated with \Bbb and \mathbb?

I'm writing LaTeX to speech software. In LaTeX, I pronounce R as "Boldface Ar". How should I pronounce $$\Bbb R$$?
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Is there a way to use Dragon Naturally Speaking in latex? [closed]

I downloaded my latex IDE and compiler from here: http://www.miktex.org/ (The windows 64 bit version) and I cant seem to get dragon to connect to it.
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Convert LaTeX to DAISY book

Is there an easy way to convert a LaTeX book into a DAISY book? BTW: A Daisy book is a talking book for visually challenged users. It has both text and audio. You can directly export a document as a ...
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Where do I find a LaTeX template with maximal number of math-related shortcut commands?

During my mathematical typing, I find it a lot of hassle having to type in and then proofread. Visually impaired, I'm really slow with my mathematical typesetting using LaTeX. So can anybody ...
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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 (10/2012)...
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Can tikz be directed to ignore all text and math?

Suppose that you have an existing large document with lots of tikzpictures in it. Is it possible to put some code in the preamble that effectively turn off all text and math within these figures? (...
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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 built-...
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Alt Text For Equations [closed]

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: Reads/renders ...
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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 ...