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    Lyndon Lovell
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    I’m hoping someone can help with this accessibility question. Is there a way to automatically populate a pop-up text box with a text-only version of a course? I thought maybe using the Change Contents action and using javascript to automatically capture the text on all pages within a course.

    The idea being that a person using the JAWS screenreader would click on a link to see a read-only accessible version of a course. A pop up window would appear with a text-only version of the page.

    I would have the (Change Contents *or other*) action and pop-up text box appear at the top of each section so it cascades down to each page underneath. Is this possible and if so, what is the javascript? Or is there a better way to do this?

    Thank you.

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    Hi Lyndon –

    For this purpose, a text-only version of the course would be provided as a downloadable attachment (saved as a PDF file). This document must be accessible to screen reader users. This is done with tags…

    General process is to copy the content from the course to Word. Apply Headings for the titles in the course e.g., Course Title <H1>, Page Titles <H2>. In Word there is a feature to check the document’s accessibility. This document is then converted to a PDF using Acrobat Pro where the document should also go through an accessibility check.

    This YouTube video will give you a general idea of the process in Acrobat.

    You might consider: As explained on the Community homepage for the LAUG, if you join this user group at thelaug.org you will receive invitations to virtual group meetings, where topics like this are discussed.

    I hope this helps!

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