11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2014 2:55 PM by Ido Millet RSS

Export to PDF - Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

Katie Schuler
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I have a .Net program that includes several Crystal Reports.  The program uses Crystal to generate a report and then immediately export it to a PDF format which is saved and used through out the company.  Recently we've been doing checks and it was discovered that these PDFs are not compliant with  [Section 508|http://www.section508.gov/|section508.gov]


The two main issues discovered in the check were:

This document is not [tagged|http://www.acrobatusers.com/tutorials/what-are-pdf-tags-and-why-should-i-care|what are PDF tags and why should I care]; the reading order of the contents may be incorrect

None of the images in this document that need alternate text have it


Are there settings or properties that can be set in the Crystal Report document that would solve these issues when exporting the document to a PDF?  If not, is there a thrid party component I could use to solve these issues?  I already use [PDFSharp|http://pdfsharp.com/PDFsharp/|pdfsharp.com] to merge PDFs with different orientations (landscape/portriat) and to add security and set document properties like Title, Author, Description, etc.  But am unable to figure out how to add tagging or alternate text on images at that point.


If anyone has any advice on the subject I would greatly appreciate it.