As I posted last week, Adobe has claimed that its latest update to its pdf reader app on the mac brings full accessibility to tagged pdfs. That update came out today.
I have not had much time to look at the app yet, but my first impressions are mixed. It is definitely better then the previous reader app, since that one was totally inaccessible to voice over. You can read text in the new app, although it seems to make voice over a bit sluggish. You can also check boxes, and use, both skip nav and web links I believe.
There are a number of things that I don't understand about the app yet, for example it looks like there is a way of accessing headings, I can navigate through them, but I can't seem to move focus to them. I also can't figure out how to type texts into form fields. There also just seem to be some stability issues; as i mentioned the app is slow. Also it has already crashed on me a few times, and navigation seems to be a bit inconsistent.
I think there could simply be things that I am missing. Adobe says it is working on a user manual for voice over users, perhaps that will clear things up. I would love to hear from other people about your experiences with this app. I don't think its as good as it could be, but it is, perhaps, a start for a truly accessible pdf reader on the mac.