[scribus] Scribus and digitial accessibility

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Jun 1 13:36:20 CEST 2010

hi armony,

> My name is Armony, I am French and I coordinate the Workgroup "Accessibility  
> and Free Software"of the association "April", French advocacy association  
> devoted to promote and protect Free/Libre Software in France (5300 members).
> The goal of the Workgroup is to sensitize people about making free software  
> accessible to everyone, especially disabled people.
> We are trying to create accessible documents, and we noticed that only  
> Acrobat Professional has a function for adding accessibility tags to PDF  
> documents (see  
> http://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/pdfs/acro6_pg_ue.pdf).
> But maybe we can create accessible PDF directly with Scribus? We can do it  
> with Open Office, is there a function to add accessibility tags on Scribus?  
> We looked for it but didn't find it...
> I wondering if you were working on it? Or maybe you know another way of  
> tagging a PDF document to make it accessible? It's a really big gap for  
> Accessibility and Free Software.

you're bringing a very good concern.

since the team members have very little time those days and are already 
very busy by their own, exactly defining wich tags you whish and how 
they may be added into the scribus UI would drammatically improve the 
chances to see it implemented into scribus.

finding some foundings for implementing it would make sure that it gets 
implemented :-)

a good place to discuss it, would be the scribus mailing list


hope that helps

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