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Figure alt text not displaying properly in PDF accessibility

Figure name appears when hovering over the figure, if the figure has no alternative text. Figure alternative text displays correctly when hovering over the figure, if the figure has alternative text. ...
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FontAwesome5 How to Add Alt Text to the Icon for Accessibility or Screen Reader?

I am currently working on creating a Resume/CV and using fontawesome5 icons for visual elements such as links to GitHub, LinkedIn, Email, and Phone Number, instead of writing them out as text. I would ...
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unable to use \cmidrule in lualatex-dev (2024)

I am encountering the following error when using the \cmidrule and \DocumentMetadata{testphase={phase-III,table}} commands within my document while using lualatex-dev (2024). It's working fine when I ...
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List itemindent not working within the list environment while using \DocumentMetadata{testphase={phase-III}}

I have tried to create a list item using the \itemindent command, but it does not work within the list, when I am using \DocumentMetadata{testphase={phase-III}}. I also need to ensure accessibility. ...
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Accessibility full check failed in Adobe DC for section head numbers and table caption Number which is tagged as <LBL>. How to rectify this issue

I have few queries listed below for the Accessibility check. could anyone help me to rectify the listed below issues. In the tagged pdf, Section Numbers and Table caption numbers are tagged as <...
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How to change the tag <H1> and <H2> instead of <section> and <subsection> in the tagged pdf output (changing custom tag name instead of default)

Based on the new version of tagpdf.sty, tag structure of section, list are automatically tagged, but I need to change the below tag names <H1> and <H2> instead of <section> and <...
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Figure Alt text dialogue box will appear when mouse over the figures

I want to add alternative text (Alt-text) to have a dialogue box appear when hovering over the figures. Additionally, I need to ensure PDF accessibility tagging is implemented in this PDF. My MWE is ...
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Can I make tagpdf work with the caption, footmisc and microtype packages?

I have a document that needs to be meet accessibility requirements (Section 508 compliance in the U.S.). I thought I could get there with auto-tagging in Adobe and placing alt-text by doing \...
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Adding a Title and Tags to a PDF Generated with LaTeX for Better Accessibility

After each day of class, I upload a PDF of my class notes to my college's learning management system (LMS) so that my students can have access to them. The LMS checks for accessibility issues with all ...
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tokcycle tokenizer error within environment

Extending on 505462, I am putting alternate text options on a number of math commands so that I can switch between a text and styled equation output. I am having trouble invoking tokcycle with ...
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Accessibility footnote error

When we run the Accessibility Full Check in Acrobat DC or Acrobat Professional. We getting the below error for footnote. I'm running the file through LuaLaTeX TeXLive2022 and upgraded the tagged pdf ...
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How do I define alt text on images in tagpdf?

I installed the latest version (install-tl-20231205) and am tying to build an accessible document. The first line of the document is: \DocumentMetadata{testphase={phase-III,math}} I am following the ...
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Reading backslash with pdfmanagement and lualatex

I have using TeXLive 2023 with LuaLaTeX Version 1.17.0. Created PDF file successfully, but when opening the PDF file through Acrobat Reader PDF file is reading backslash. How to deactivate this? My ...
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Learning resources for blind LaTeX beginner

On the Blind Math list I've been asked for "a guide to get started with LaTeX". I welcome suggestions. I've take a look at What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?, but ...
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Big LaTeX delimiters have a weird encoding in the pdf. How can I avoid this?

I noticed recently that changing the size of parentheses in LaTeX results in a different encoding of the text in the pdf (as determined using the copy/paste functionality in my pdf viewer). For ...
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Encoding multi-letter identifiers in LaTeX for proper speech output with MathJax's Speech Rule Engine

I need to encode multi-letter identifiers (words or units) in a mathematical expression. I also need the expression to be coded such that MathJax's Speech Rule Engine (SRE) will generate the correct ...
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Accessibility - alternative text with lualatex (accsupp)

I looked up for different solutions about how to include alternative text for images in LuLaTeX (1.17.0). I found the following solution \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,naustrian]{article} \usepackage{...
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How can I view/check all alt texts in my PDF file?

I wrote a paper using the acmart class and took care to write meaningful alt texts using its \Description command. However, I want to check whether they got compiled correctly, as I am not sure how ...
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How to convert a dash (--/---) to a minus (-) for Applicant Tracking Systems only?

I want to optimize my CV to be ATS-friendly. Modern Applicant Tracking Systems use programmable stupidity to parse resumes and decide, whether present them to a human reader. To my surprise I ...
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What is your most efficient way to dictate Latex in 2023? [duplicate]

I would like to dictate Latex by speech rather than writing it down. What is your suggested approach? Your method may include free as well as proprietary software There are several approaches ...
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How to add alt text to tikzpicture using TeX4ht

As I understand TeX4ht, for \includegraphics you add alt text, the kind a screen reader would find, using the alt key. What is the recommended approach to a graphic created by tikzpicture?
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Coloring 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 as shown below, which displays correctly in the editor I'm using, but my 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)? [duplicate]

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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