moderated Re: Reading searchable pdfs with jaws


I am no expert when it comes to PDF creation and such, but first of all one would need to find out for sure if that is the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: Reading searchable pdfs with jaws

Thanks, Sieghard. What solution would you propose in this situation?


On 06/08/2019, Sieghard Weitzel <> wrote:
I assume this may not be a Jaws problem but one of how the PDF
document was created and marked up. For example, there are PDF
documents which have headings and links and I have one which is a
manual for a miter saw I have where the PDF includes several
calculators to calculate angles and such but then again other
documents don't have any headings because the creator didn't set them up this way.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:39 AM
Subject: Reading searchable pdfs with jaws

Hi all,

I use the latest version of jaws 2019 and version no. 2019.012.20035
of acrobat reader dc. I face 2 issues while using jaws: (a) - in many
pdfs, the content appears like a large wall of text in Acrobat Reader
and cannot be perused in a para-wise form. You can only peruse it line
by line or through say all, both of which are inconvenient. (B): jaws
sometimes loses focus, especially when transitioning from one page to the other.

Have others faced any of these issues and found viable ways to read
pdf documents *as such* in an accessible way. Note: I am cognizant of
solutions like converting them into word, using the OCR feature and
viewing them as html documents. What I would like the answer to,
however, is the narrow question of whether there exists an accessible
way to navigate searchable pdf documents in para-wise form without
adopting these roundabout solutions.


Rahul Bajaj
Candidate for the BCL
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford

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