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When I attended University some 48 years ago now, I
arranged to borrow my books from the University book store, early in the
summer . Previous to the year in which they would be
required. I sent them to be recorded at Learning Ally. Or as it was
called at that time "Recording For The Blind". You might want to
consider doing the same thing, If you hadn't done so before my
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Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:01
Subject: Re: Off topic, accessible
What school do you go to? Is
it in the U.S.? The only reason I’m asking is because often small schools who
don’t have the resources or knowledge to get books in the correct formats for
students will contract with larger universities who do. You could even contact
some larger universities yourself and see what they might be able to help you
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On Behalf Of Pablo Morales
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:02
Subject: Re: Off topic,
Hi Richard and
My problem is that the
accessibility department doesn’t want to do this. They don’t apply headings on
word documents. They just do not understand why headings hierarchy are
important. I have been in this battle for a few years. The other problem is
that for some reason, other reason that I don’t want to know. My school
published the titles and ISBN of the books required a few days, and my classes
I will hire someone to do
this. I was looking if you guys know any company able to do
I'm sorry you are in this situation.
does your school have a Disabled Student Services
Are they not able to help more?
Otherwise, it sounds like you would have to hire someone to
do this manually since the publisher did not provide you with a good version
with the headings. That is simply awful.
A software is not able to
do this. Let me try to describe the situation. The publishers sent me
these books,(they are not in bookshare). These books visually have main
titles, subtitles, and other type of format or fonts that identify what are
the hierarchy of titles and points in these books. They are not tagged. So
converting these books to word is not a choice, copying and pasting is not a
choice either, each book is over 800 pages, and I have no time or way to
know which is a heading level 3 or heading level 2. I need someone telling
me if a heading in the PDF is parent or child of a previous
More over, for some
reason that I don’t want to know. Publishers now likes to add text boxes on
the sides of the pages with complementary information, or notes, or
just tips related with the topic in those chapters. Keeping the format is no
the solution because the way how the screen reader will read it is going to
be so confusing. I need take those text boxes at the end of the chapter, I
need those notes as bookmarks that are link with points in the chapter.
All of these require
Should be someone on the
world able to do this. How companies modify Policies documents or
documentation that is not available in word?
How disable people do
Copying and pasting, or
depending of bookshare, or using text conversion
No come on guys, How many
of you are going to school.
Do you get your books
You tag your documents
How do you handle text
boxes on the sides of the pages in these cases?
For how long you have to
work on that.
The Codex program will allow you to convert to epub
and that format will hold your formatting, if there is any. Also, if
you know how to navigate through headings and such, you can also save the
books to .docx.
On 8/12/2017 7:44 PM, Pablo Morales
I am starting this semester, and I have bunches of books
in PDF. According with the publishers the books are accessible because
jaws is able to read the text. However I find that these books are a mess
when I try to read them with a screen reader.
- The Pdf files don’t have any type of heading, so I can’t
know which is a main title or a subtitle.
- On the book are text boxes on the sides of the chapter
information. The screen reader reads the text from both parts at the
same time so I have no way to know which is the text that I should be
reading It makes the reading experience very
Anybody know a company that will be able to prepare
this document as a word document, in the correct order, with the correct
headings on titles and subtitles?
It is urgent guys,
Thanks in advance for any help.