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{accessibility} is for questions relating to the accessibility of documents produced using TeX and friends.

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Can you color the exponent a different color than the base number?

I want to color an exponent differently than its base. I'm trying to do it this way (below), which displays correctly in the editor I'm using, but the screenreader will not read it. The problem is ...
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Redefine List environment for tagged pdf

I am trying to redefine the list environment, for auto tagging structure instead of manual tag in the tex file I tried with the below coding \AddToHook{env/enumerate/begin}{\tagstructbegin{tag=L}\...
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In tagged pdf touch up reading order not Shown in Acrobat DC, when the hyperlink present in the Table

I am trying to create a tagged pdf tagpdf.styand LuaLaTeX. The Touch up reading order is not shown in Acrobat DC when the hyperlink is present in the table, but the tag is present in the tagging panel ...
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Ideas for color blind friendly presentation

I'm creating a beamer presentation and would like to highlight some concepts using color, but still be friendly to all color blindness flavors. I do not want to be restricted to colors that are ...
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htlatex: tikzpicture with alt tag and custom class

Consider the following example: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{pgfornament} \title{Some Book} \subtitle{A novel} \author{Some Author} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter ...
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alt text for images in ODT files produced by make4ht

This post describes a way to have make4ht take a LaTeX source file and produce an HTML file which includes alt text for images. Is it possible to use make4ht to produce ODT files containing alt text ...
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inter word space not printing in a tags tab of tagged pdf, how to insert the inter word space?

I am trying to create a tagpdf, with the reading order of footnotes should read, after read footnote citation, so i have tagged the coding in the tex file through \tagstructbegin{tag=P} \tagmcbegin{...
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Setting an accessible character encoding

I'm using pdflatex/Overleaf for my thesis, and running an accessibility check with Foxit PDF Editor. Below is part of the result: Ignoring tagging for now, right now I'm trying to fix the character ...
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Adding accessibility package causes error: 'Use of \reserved@a doesn't match its definition' [duplicate]

I am making an attempt at making my thesis more accessible. Based on the advice on this page, Creating Accessible Documents, I'm trying to include the following package to start with: \usepackage[...
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How to set reading order in the accessibility pdf

i am traying to create a accessible pdf with the help of pdfmanagement-testphase.sty and tagpdf.sty through xelatex, i need to set the reading order, for the below points, when footnote link present, ...
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how to programmatically convert mathml or LaTeX formulas in spoken words?

I've a formula, eg: where the latex's code is: \int_{a}^{b} \frac{1}{\sqrt{\rho}} d\rho The output should be somthing like this: "The integral from a to b of one over the square root of ro in ...
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Is there really no way of providing alternate texts (as read by e.g. Acrobat or PowerPDF) for figures in Latex as of today?

I have searched through various threads orbiting questions of accessibility in Latex. I am not interested in the full glory of a fully structured/tagged document, the only thing that I need to do is ...
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LaTeX and accessibility

I work as a manuscript editor with only so much LaTeX knowledge (though I am in the process of learning so I can better assist students). At my University, we've begun requiring accessible documents ...
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Converting Latex format of Mathematical or scientific expressions to voice

Text format can easily be converted into speech. Is there a way to convert Mathematical latex expression into speech? For example $\frac{1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$ - The fraction with numerator 1 + square root ...
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Can I make unicode-math output normal alphanumeric unicode letters? [closed]

As the title states, I am looking for a way to disable the use of special unicode symbols for mathematical letters (Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols) in the PDF-output that I get when using the ...
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Adding alt text to a Tikz graph

I've been working to make my lecture notes as accessible as possible and I've moved onto my trig class (and I'm still a bit of a LaTeX novice). However, I'm running into some issues as I know how to ...
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Alternative Text for Copy and Paste / Machine Reading

I'm trying to have the best of both worlds and use a nifty 2-column latex resume template (altacv), while also creating something that parses nicely via CTRL+A, CTRL+C, CTRL+V or when fed into an ...
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Very slow {align*} typesetting

I am typesetting some tutorial sheet answers for a class I am teaching. I have an \begin{align*} ... \end{align*} block which contains 6 or 7 of lines like: \text{ZG:} \quad & E^{-1} \begin{...
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How to make accessible pdfs with ConTeXt/LuaTeX and open-source tools

I recently watched this talk about PDF accessibility in LaTeX, and I was wondering how well it was supported by ConTeXt/LuaTeX. From what I've gathered, LuaTeX makes it easier by using UTF8 and TTF ...
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Using \EveryShipout corrupts the copyable text

This is a strange bug. I'm using the textpos package (which in turn uses the everyshi package) to place text at a certain position on the page. Consider this document: % !TEX TS-program = lualatex \...
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Getting correct searchable text for Devanagari text

Consider this fairly minimal document, which AFAIK is the recommended way of typesetting Devanagari-script Sanskrit-language text: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{...
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Creating an ADA Compliant Document with pdftex

What is the current best method to create an ADA Compliant PDF document using LaTeX and pdftex? I see postings from 2015 and perhaps even 2018 on this topic. I recognize that some parts of the work ...
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Latex -> html with mathematical equations for accessibility to generate MathML

Edit, original question below - I would like to simplify the question to the following: What is the best way to take a LaTeX input file, which includes matrices and vectors in formulae and make it ...
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Who cares about metadata?

I do add metadata to my LaTeX documents since more than a decade. hyperref and hyperxmp provide an interface to do so. Recently the possibilities have expanded with hyperxmp. You can add more and more ...
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Make beamer accessible (visual impairment)?

I wanted to know if it is possible to include "Speaker notes" in the beamer slides. I want to make a presentation accessible and use the speaker notes to also add detailed descriptions of ...
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How can I check the tagging and accessiblity of a PDF file?

One more requirement for the e-book publication is the tagging of the PDF. The minimum requirement is tagging of <h1>, <h2>, <h3> and <p>. However I only have Adobe Acrobat DC ...
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What is the best package for accessibility tagging?

The PDF files I create from LaTeX fail any accessibility tests, as the final document is not tagged in any way. I know I can add tags directly to a PDF document with Adobe Acrobat; also with a ...
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How to get the Image alternative text on PDF document alternative text field through the latex code [duplicate]

I have mentioned my MWE below. I will try to get the alternative text output for each figures. So, i am using the pdfcomment package and my TeX code is used to pdftooltip{\includegraphics{example-...
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lwarp to html issues with termcal

I am trying to convert my LaTeX document into HTML for accessibility reasons. Unfortunately, I have not found a package that correctly creates an accessible document (for images and tables), and so I ...
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Creating a PDF/A, PDF/X and PDF/UA multistandard compliant thesis or paper

I am writing a thesis/paper. It will be printed, the publisher requires PDF/X format. It will also be distributed (and archived by my university library) online. The library requires PDF/A standard. ...
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Prepare pdfs as good as possible for making them accessible with Adobe Acrobat Pro

I am struggling to create accessible pdfs directly with LaTeX in the first place. Therefore, I am trying to retrofit some accessibility options using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. However it seems, that not ...
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accessibility.sty not found

I am using the accessibility package via \usepackage[tagged]{accessibility}. However, when I compile my document with XeLaTeX and Texstudio I receive the error File 'accessibility.sty not found'.
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ColorADD symbols/code or other solutions for colorblind in LaTeX/TikZ

Since I got a student this year, that is unable to see colors I thought this might be a problem others ran into as well. The most obvious thing that I could think of was "How is he able to play UNO?" ....
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How can I increase the size of the beamer navigation symbols?

I am helping someone to create a beamer presentation and due to some physical disabilities, they would like to be able to use the beamer navigation symbols on a touchscreen to advance slides, rather ...
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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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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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