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A package to create a tagged and structured PDF file.

By Babett Schalitz (2007).

Maintained by Andy Clifton (2019 - )


The accessibility package is intended to create tagged, structured PDF documents from source code.

This package is intended for documents produced using PDF.

Note to version 1.x

accessibility was originally programmed in 2007 by Babett Schalitz as part of a Masters project at TU Dresden. accessibility was not released through CTAN, but the accessibility.sty file was available through Babett's personal homepage.

Note to version 2.0.x releases

The maintenance of the accessibility package was taken up in 2019 by Andrew Clifton with Babett Schalitz's agreement. Babett also provided her original .dtx and .ins files, as well as some scripts.

This release is based almost entirely on her original files, but has been recompiled with TexLive 2018. Some changes have been made to the source code to fix package interactions and to make the output files conform to CTAN requirements. Most of the scripts and directory structure have been changed to make it simpler to work with GitHub.

As a result of these changes and the length of time since the package was first written, it is not clear if the package's behaviour is the same as the original version. Therefore the major version number has been incremented to 2.x.x.

See the CHANGELOG.md file for some information about changes.

Bugs, errors, feedback

Please report all problems to the accessibility package issue tracker on Github. Also, please note that I cannot enter into detailed discussions about individual documents, but am happy to address anything that might impact all users.

CTAN File manifest

  • README.md: This file
  • accessibility.ins, accessibility.dtx: The accessibility package
  • accessibility.pdf: rudimentary instructions
  • accessibility-Anleitung-DE.pdf: detailed instructions (in German)

Copyright and License

Copyright (C) 2007 Babett Schalitz

Copyright (C) 2019 Andrew Clifton

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of version 2008/05/04 or later.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (615.5k).

accessibility – Create tagged and structured PDF files

The accessibility package is intended to create tagged, structured PDF documents from source code. It allows to produce tagged PDF output following Adobe’s PDF-1.5 and 1.6 specifications.

This package is predominantly targeted at documents produced using the KOMA-Script document classes.

However, the author told us towards the end of June 2020: “Based on feedback to the ‘accessibility’ package and discussions with a few folks, I’d like to discourage people from using the package any more. It’s evident that it’s not going to work in it’s current form, and I don’t have the skills or time to update it.
I know the general concept is very important, and so I’m looking at getting support from various funding agencies to employ someone to completely refactor the code in a more future-proof fashion. I’ll coordinate this with the core Team once I have more solid ideas.”

Home pagehttps://github.com/AndyClifton/accessibility
Version2.0.3 2019-11-02
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright2007 Babett Schalitz
2019 Andrew Clifton
MaintainerAndrew Clifton (inactive)
Contained inTeX Live as accessibility
MiKTeX as accessibility
TopicsPDF features
Accessibility Support
See alsoaccsupp
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