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Re: PDF feature form.




Thomas: This is one way of trying to get Adobe to support accessibility in 
linux. In the U.S., there's another, much more powerful way. 

The next time you're transacting some kind of querry on a Federal website, 
and that website offers you only PDF, file a Sec.508 complaint about the 
inaccessible media on the website.

Why is this more powerful? Because Adobe cares a lot about the huge piles 
of money it gets selling its technology to the U.S. Government, and they 
won't want to lose Uncle Sam as a client.
 On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Thomas Ward 
wrote:

> Hello. As most of you know pdf files are becoming a major standard in the
> sighted world, but Adobe has made no efforts to make there Acrobat Reader
> for Linux accessible.
> If anyone wants to join me on getting Adobe to make an accessible version
> please click on or enter this url into your web brouser, and fill out the
> Adobe's feature form, and let them know what we need and why.
> 
> http://www.adobe.com/support/feature.html
> 
> As this effects most of us I hope everyone joins in, and puts a bug in their
> ear.
> 
> 
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				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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Open Electronic Book Forum (OEBF)
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