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Old January 7th, 2020, 09:58 AM
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Default ADA Compliance

I'm not even sure as to where to place this so I'm just starting here.

One of our "Bank" clients is asking us about making/converting pdf documents so that they meet ADA Compliant regulations. (In layman's terms - pdf files that can be read by other software packages for people who are either blind or have other visual/mental reading disabilities).

I understand that this is something that can be done natively within Acrobat (both the test for compliance and the corrections if necessary) on a specific static pdf document. However I would like to know if I create a base pdf document that is ADA Compliant and then make that document a variable template within FusionPro will the resulting output document(s) from FusionPro also retain those ADA Compliance tags and settings throughout the stream of output pages? If not is this anything that is currently in the works (or even just somewhere on someone's mental drawing-board) to be able to maintain such tags or even possibly create variable tags for any output strings?

Our client states that they are being "forced" to make everything compliant by the year 2022. If they are being forced I'm wondering if others will be as well in the coming months/years.

Does anyone in the forum have any ideas on this or currently use any services that convert pdf documents into ADA Compliant documents? Any resource contact or help would be appreciated.

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Old January 9th, 2020, 02:50 PM
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We’re pleased to announce that FusionPro version 11.0.9 adds support for accessibility tags. Any tags that are part of the PDF background are retained in the composed PDF output. In addition, any variable content of the document is added as tagged content in the output. The static background content and variable content are interwoven in their reading order such that if variable text falls on the page between two paragraphs of static text the content is read in the order expected, from top to bottom, left to right.

The tags are only supported in PDF output and only for single record output. It is not expected that accessibility tags are needed for VDP output jobs of multiple records.

The tags, if present in an InDesign document, are exported in the background PDF document (if the PDF preset used in export has the export tags option set).

To turn on the tag output, there is a new checkbox on the composition options dialog box.

Version 11.0.9 is due to be released in January 2020 and is a free upgrade to any customer currently running version 11.x or currently under paid support.
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Old January 10th, 2020, 05:15 AM
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Dan, this is great news.

When you say single record output, does this mean we cannot use producer/server to output chunked files as 1 record per pdf, and retain the tags? Two of our clients have us output their mailing in this manner so they can post them on their website for each of their client's logins. Just checking with you so we will know how to tell them about this new functionality. Each job is about 3,000 records. So one at a time would be a bit prohibitive. But i still like the option, we could always ask for specific people that would need accessibility options and just do those individually.
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Old January 10th, 2020, 09:23 AM
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When you say single record output, does this mean we cannot use producer/server to output chunked files as 1 record per pdf, and retain the tags?
No, sorry, let me clarify. If you chunk the output to one record per file, then tags will be retained. It's only in the case where an output file has more than one record of data that tags are not retained.
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I am a not a Support engineer, and this forum is not a substitute for Support. My participation on this forum is primarily as a fellow user (and a forum moderator). I am happy to provide help and answers to questions when I can; however, there is no guarantee that I, or anyone else on this forum, will be able to answer all questions or fix any problems. If I ask for files to clarify an issue, I might not be able to look at them personally. I am not able to answer private messages, emails, or phone calls unless they go through proper Support channels. Please direct any sales or pricing questions to your salesperson or inquiries@marcom.com.

Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

This is a publicly viewable forum. Please DO NOT post fonts, or other proprietary content, to this forum. Also, please DO NOT post any "live" data with real names, addresses, or any other personal, private, or confidential data.

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