Re: new addon: NVDA Advanced OCR.
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First, a big thank you to all of the developers who freely give their time to create these excellent additions to NVDA. I’m looking forward to trying this one. 😊
Second, Joseph’s comment about educating content creators about the importance of accessibility is extremely relevant. It is simply not true that documents that are originally created as PDFs are generally accessible.
When a PDF is created accessibly, they have a proper heading structure, table structures (with appropriately marked headers), accessible links, alt text etc. In fact, if tagged correctly, you get the best reading experience when loaded in Adobe Reader DC; they navigate like a well-designed website. The reason that loading PDFs in a web browser has become so popular in the blind community is because they are so often created with little accessibility in mind. The browser presents the documents contents the way it thinks it’s supposed to be displayed. This is why you often notice that there’s a heading structure that doesn’t really make sense, no images and no tables.
I think this is an important point to make because there is a bit of a perception out there that being able to access some information is good enough. We in the blind community deserve better and it starts with education. These add-ons are a very valuable and appreciated work-around in the meantime.
All the best.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, 9 December 2021 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] new addon: NVDA Advanced OCR.
On Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 12:13 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
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