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Making Content Accessible from within Adobe InDesign


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    axaio MadeToTag - Making Content Accessible from within Adobe InDesign
    axaio MadeToTag is a plugin to Adobe InDesign to generate accessible PDF documents from
    within Adobe InDesign according to the new ISO standard PDF/UA (universal accessibility),
    a theme of growing importance in going forward.

    Latest News
    axaio MadeToTag is available for Adobe InDesign CC 2018.

    axaio MadeToTag option: 'Optimize form fields'.
    Form fields generated in Adobe Acrobat can now be reused by MadeToTag within Adobe InDesign.
    Editing form fields with MadeToTag is now more comfortable, faster and thus more efficient.




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Making Content Accessible - from within Adobe InDesign

    Makes Adobe® InDesign® PDF documents accessible for all
    according to the ISO Standard PDF/UA.

    axaio MadeToTag is a plugin for Adobe® InDesign®, to properly prepare
    InDesign documents for export as accessible PDF documents according
    to the ISO Standard PDF/UA ("universally accessible PDF"),
    which contains all important criteria for accessible PDFs,
    and to PDF/A-2a for long-term archiving.

    The PDFs created with MadeToTag are also compliant with the requirements of
    the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2) which were translated
    into rules for accessible PDFs.

    Increases productivity effectively
    With MadeToTag customers, faced with the request to deliver accessible PDFs,
    get a practical and solid tool, helping not to get lost in the complex
    acessibility processing procedures.

    While it is possible to export to a tagged PDF using Adobe InDesign’s built-in features,
    MadeToTag dramatically increases the productivity for users creating universally
    accessible tagged PDFs (PDF/UA format) from their Adobe InDesign documents.

    Time-consuming problems with the PDF export feature of Adobe InDesign
    are solved in the background by MadeToTag - without any user effort.

    MadeToTag saves an enormous amount of time, helps avoiding errors,
    eliminates tedious manual post-processing in Adobe Acrobat,
    and delivers high-quality results.

    MadeToTag provides its own tagged PDF export mechanism.
    The MadeToTag tagged PDF export carries out several extra steps
    not otherwise available in Adobe InDesign.
    Furthermore it fixes a number of critical bugs which are crucial
    for generation of an accessible PDF document.

    New Feature: Reduce structure to predefined types
    This option in Task 1 of MadeToTag, makes it so that the tags in the PDF file
    are no longer named based on the user-defined paragraph styles
    (and then mapped to P, H1 etc. using the role map),
    but instead exclusively use the pre-defined types, i.e. P, H1 and so on.

    New Feature: Support for Layout Table
    axaio has extended the Table feature in MadeToTag.
    The new version supports 'Layout Tables' in Task 6 of MadeToTag.
    From now on, one can define a table as a layout table only,
    to avoid that it will be tagged wrongly as a real data table.

    Layout tables are sometimes used by designers for design purposes only.
    MadeToTag makes sure that the layout table will be tagged correctly,
    i.e. not as data table in the PDF structure, so that PDF/UA compatibility is guaranteed.

    New Feature: Support for Footnote Linking
    When one reads a text that contains footnotes,
    it can be hard to find the corresponding footnote at the end of the text
    – especially if one uses a high zoom factor.
    MadeToTag simplifies this task by linking the footnote reference
    with the footnote and vice versa - see Task 7 of MadeToTag.
    When one clicks on the linked footnote reference in the text,
    MadeToTag will automatically go to the corresponding footnote
    in the footer and back to the right position in the text.
    Time-consuming searching for footnotes are avoided and
    and one can immediately read on in the text immediately.

    When axaio MadeToTag Shines
    Some functions such as complex tables (multi-columns and multi-rows),
    anchored frames, or automatically generated tables of contents
    - for entire Adobe InDesign books too -
    only become possible thanks to axaio MadeToTag.
Tagging of Complex Tables
Typical use case where native Adobe Indesign fails is tagging of complex tables
(tables with multi-column headers and multi-row headers)
Click on the images below
axaio MadeToTag - Complex PDF document - Untagged Complex Table - Multi-Columns and Multi-Rows - Picture
It is not possible to tag above table in native Adobe InDesign.
In theory it could be tagged in Adobe Acrobat,
but it would take many, many hours at least.

Using the axaio MadeToTag plugin to Adobe InDesign
it only took a few minutes to correctly tag the same table,
as evidenced by pictures below:

axaio MadeToTag - Correctly Tagged Tables in Complex PDF Document - Headers Spanning over Multi-Columns and Multi-Rows - Picture 1
Content cell (green) linked to both corresponding
row header (yellow) and column header (yellow).


axaio MadeToTag - Correctly Tagged Complex Tables in PDF Document - Headers Spanning over Multi-Columns and Multi-Rows - Picture 2
Column content cells (blue) linked to both corresponding
column header (green) and top multi-column header (yellow).


    Extends and enhances Adobe InDesign’s basic capabilities
    PDF files can not only define the visual appearance of pages in a
    document, but can also be enhanced by so-called ‘tags’ that
    define a semantic structure for the page content.

    Content that has been organized into articles can be exported to
    tagged PDF very easily. In addition to organizing the content
    into articles, it is also necessary to assign standard tag types
    to paragraph style sheets, to add alternate text to images.

    MadeToTag extends and enhances Adobe InDesign’s basic capabilities
    to structure content for export to a tagged PDF and takes advantage of
    the "Articles" panel and makes it possible to use it in a much easier,
    much faster and more reliable way.

    MadeToTag provides intuitive controls and practical overview while working.
    Instead of tedious manual dragging and dropping, MadeToTag allows you
    to easily structure your Adobe InDesign files via shortcuts.

    The manual revision step with Adobe Acrobat can be skipped,
    tags no longer need to be revised in Adobe Acrobat.
    This leads to time saving as well as improved and more reliable
    navigation within the document in favor of reading software,
    for example.

    Correctly tagged table of contents (TOC) with axaio MadeToTag.
    MadeToTag correctly tags the table of contents of a document during PDF export.
    Adobe InDesign by itself defines the paragraph format for the table of contents
    of a document, but (unfortunately) InDesign inserts incorrect tags in the tagging tree.
    This is corrected by MadeToTag which correctly exports the table of contents.

    Support for PDF archival format - PDF/A-2a.
    axaio MadeToTag was developed to support workflows where tagged and
    accessible PDF documents need to be created from Adobe InDesign.
    Much of the importance of tagging and structuring however also exists
    for workflows where long-term archiving of PDF documents is important.
    MadeToTag now adds this scenario by allowing the user to during
    PDF export choose between
    • PDF/UA-1 (accessible PDF) or
    • PDF/UA-1 & PDF/A-2a (PDF for longterm archiving with tagged content)
    In the case of choosing PDF/UA-1 & PDF/A-2a as export file,
    the exported file will be a "PDF/UA-1 + PDF/A-2a" file.

    Practical user guide on how to easily tag PDF documents
    with MadeToTag in Adobe Indesign.

    The MadeToTag User Interface (UI) is based on a 7 step guide
    which leads you safely and intuitively through the tasks to generate
    the tagged PDF file without missing any important step.



Tagged PDF - Makes Content Accessible for All
    Properly tagged PDFs are essential and a prerequisite for accessibility
    so that screen reader devices for visually impaired people or
    reading software for users with learning disabilities can
    provide rich access to a PDF’s content.
    Tagged PDFs also enable screen reader software programs to offer
    easy navigation and accessible presentation of content in PDF files.

    callas pdfGoHTML - Example of a PDF document that completely lacks structure tagging. It is not accessible for the intended audience:
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    Example of a PDF document that completely lacks structure tagging.
    Thus not accessible for the intended audience: "Individuals with disabilities"

    An accessible PDF is also a mobile-friendly PDF.
    Mobile PDF readers increasingly include the capability to reflow,
    so that the document adjusts to various screen sizes.
    A PDF must be properly tagged to reflow reliably.
    So besides that tagged documents are accessible to assistive
    technology users, PDF accessibility is vitally important for the
    huge and rapidly growing number of mobile device users.

    callas pdfGoHTML Structured Tags View English- Picture
    Click on the image
    Example of a well tagged PDF document and its structure tags

    On top of that,
    PDF tags are also an effective method to improve
    the company’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
    The tags in the PDF file follow concepts similar to those found in HTML.
    Properly used tags place websites higher in the search engine rankings.
    Even automated text extraction from PDF documents is easier
    with well-tagged documents.

    Who should care?
    Properly tagged PDF files re very important for public administrations and enterprises.
    Legal requirements for accessibility to digital information for all in the society
    (see the Swedish Discrimination Law, the German BGG, BITV and EU mandate 376)
    impose that the public sector offers all digital content
    - webpages as well as PDF documents - in an accessible form.

    But also media service providers, advertising/communication agencies,
    insurances agencies, representatives of associations and institutions as well as
    students and lecturers at colleges and universities increasingly consider it
    their duty to have their written materials available as accessible documents
    - Nothing is simpler than that with axaio MadeToTag in Adobe InDesign.

    axaio MadeToTag is the leading tool for simple, fast and reliable tagging
    in Adobe InDesign of document content to make it accessible to all.



Optimized form fields

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axaio MadeToTag Option: Optimize Form Fields

    Optimize form fields with MadeToTag
    • MadeToTag now supports form fields editing
      - extending MadeToTag with another valuable feature for creating accessible documents.

    • Form fields generated in Adobe Acrobat can now be reused by MadeToTag.

    • With the new MadeToTag feature 'Optimize form fields' different form field properties,
      that have been generated in Adobe Acrobat once, can be reused with MadeToTag.

    • MadeToTag makes it possible to choose a form template PDF including
      form field properties, such as font type, color, validation scripts, interactive data...,
      which will be taken over in the exported PDF.
      These templates can be used for future projects again
      by recalling them in the MadeToTag panel.


    • Shortage in Adobe InDesign for form fields editing now fixed by MadeToTag.
    • Adobe Acrobat provides broader options for the design of form fields than
      Adobe InDesign, previously resulting in the fact that each exported file
      from Adobe InDesign had to be edited in Adobe Acrobat first.

      Issues with form creation in Adobe InDesign:
      • limited control over form fields
        • very few options for form field appearance (e.g. font types)
        • intelligence (JavaScript, calculation, input validation scripts, etc.)

      • creation of advanced forms from within InDesign virtually impossible
        • requires tedious manual post-processing in Adobe Acrobat
        • each change requires same manual procedure over and over again
        • highly error prone
        • quality assurance very time intensive

      • various bugs in InDesign
        • e.g. when using fields anchored in text frames or in table cells


    • Creating forms in Adobe InDesign using axaio MadeToTag:
    • Now directly from MadeToTag within InDesign with full control over form fields
      • text formatting (font type, color)
      • max numer of characters, comb feature
      • formatting of dates, ZIP codes, phone numbers, etc.
      • intelligence (JavaScript, calculation, input validation scripts, etc.)
      • and more...

      The principle:
      • Phase 1 - Setup (once for each form field)
        • create form in InDesign
        • export to interactive PDF
        • adjust PDF form in Acrobat as needed
          (e.g. adding calculation, validation, formatting,...)
        • configure/save this enhanced PDF file as a template for
          MadeToTag in your template folder

      • Phase 2 - Working in InDesign
        • edit form in InDesign in any number of ways
        • export to PDF using MadeToTag,
          using above mentioned enhanced template
        • the connector mechanism between InDesign and
          the enhanced PDF form are the names of the form fields

      Benefit:
      The time-consuming and repetitive tasks in Adobe Acrobat become obsolete.
      Editing documents and form fields with MadeToTag is more comfortable,
      faster and thus more efficient.



    KeyFeatures:
    Intuitive visual tools and lots of keyboard shortcuts to:
    • Define export tags for document styles.
    • Structure content using articles.
    • Practical color highlight check and review of the export tags.
    • Correct tagging of lists, tables, links, tables of content and form fields.
    • Use Structure Preview to intuitively and quickly check tagging quality.
    • Edit/add alternate texts for images, graphic descriptions and document metadata.
    • Allocation of languages used in the document for an enhanced language output.
    • Easy tagging of complex tables by table rows and columns.
    • Reliable processing of tags included in anchored frames, e.g. titles and lists.
    • Check export tags with colored preview.
    • Repair features for common problems as incorrectly defined lists, empty paragraphs, etc.
    • Check for insufficient color contrast.
    • Comfortable handling of interactive form fields.
    • Tagging preview based on callas pdfGoHTML for a quick tagging quality check.
    • Control of language settings for paragraph, character styles and local formatings.
    • Control of document metadata.
    • Optimization of 'anchored frames' for export of tagged PDFs
    • Export of complete Adobe InDesign books as tagged PDF
    • Reliable and intuitive user interface flow.
    • Keyboard shortcuts for quickest operation.
    • Export optimized tagged PDF using callas pdfToolbox technology.
    • Optimization of form fields.
    • Export into tagged PDF based on the ISO standards:
      • PDF/UA (accessible PDF) and
      • PDF/A-2a (optional; PDF for long-term archiving with tagged content)

    Product Benefits:
    • Extends the power of Adobe® InDesign® CS5.5 until Adobe® InDesign® CC 2018).
    • Accurate, fast and easy generation of tagged PDF/UA.
      Makes it very easy to make any Adobe InDesign file ready for accessibility.
    • Observance of PDF/UA relevant document elements for accessible PDF generation.
    • Create accessible documents in only 7 steps.
    • Reliable results through built-in control checks.
    • Reliable and comprehensive structuring and tagging of different content;
      such as headers, text, lists, etc.
    • Allows reliable and comprehensive tagging of contents in a short amount of time.
    • Problem locator identifies and automatically fixes problems usually
      encountered within Adobe InDesign such as incorrect hyphens,
      misplaced hard returns or incorrectly formatted lists.
    • Locates images that don't have an alternative text,
      which is required for creating accessible PDFs.
      Missing alternative texts can be added within seconds.
    • Color highlighting feature prevents missing or mis-tagged content.
    • Tagging structure preview for better control.
    • Optimized and intuitive user interface enables fast processing.
    • Note! No rework in Adobe Acrobat needed.
    • Certainty, to be prepared for upcoming, or already in place,
      official regulations on the availability of accessible documents:
      • Optimal support for legal requirements for physically impaired
        people and for accessibility in the information technology
        (such as described in the German BGG, BITV and EU mandate 376).
    • Improves your company’s Search Engine Optimization.

    System Requirements:
    • Adobe® InDesign® CS6-CC 2018.
    • For macOS and Windows.
    • MadeToTag is available in English, German, French,
      Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish.


axaio MadeToTag features tagged PDF in only 7 simple steps!
    axaio MadeToTag helps tagging InDesign files in a user-friendly,
    logically structured and intuitive way. Includes a very handy list of
    shortcuts for quick and easy tagging, problem locators to avoid
    mistakes and previews of collected or not collected articles for
    a better overview increase the operator's productivity.

    Graphical user-interface allows step-by-step guidance for creating
    a universally accessible tagged PDF file (PDF/UA format).
    This new user-friendly concept offers a better overview of the necessary
    tasks and provides a higher level of control and security.

    axaio MadeToTag makes it easy to specify the intended content reading order
    which in turn dramatically shapes the reader's experience of the designed content.

    Provides support and visual feedback to tag assignment of semantic,
    reading order, alternative text for images and graphics, language settings,
    advanced table tagging, and metadata.

    Directly export to PDF/UA-1 format, or PDF/UA-1 & PDF/A-2a format.
    Saves time and provides increased reliability and efficiency.
    In the case of choosing PDF/UA-1 & PDF/A-2a as export file (Task 7. below),
    the exported file will be a "PDF/UA-1 + PDF/A-2a" file,
    the PDF/A-2a file is PDF/UA compatible too.
    In only 7 steps (tasks) tagged PDF files can be created with
    axaio MadeToTag from within Adobe® InDesign®:
    • Task 1. Define and review the export tags for paragraph styles.
    • Task 2. Structure content into articles and review reading order.
    • Task 3. Provide and proofread alternate text for images and graphics.
    • Task 4. Review and adjust document metadata.
    • Task 5. Review and adjust language settings.
    • Task 6. Structure table content.
    • Task 7. Create/Export a tagged PDF file for
      universal accessibility and/or long-time archiving.


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After having exported the PDF document from axaio MadeToTag (Task 7)
it is recommended to review the tagging structure in the exported
PDF document with the free Adobe Acrobat plug-in callas pdfGoHTML.




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