Dear fellow tech geeks. I am actually questioning weather or not I am a tech geek.
For my new internship I am working on the accessibility of the web sights and other such services for my university. My boss just sent me a few PDF files to see if they were accessible. As I went through them in preview I was thinking, these read fine, they are not images, what els could accessible mean. Well accessible can mean a lot more. I just did some quick reading about accessible, (or tagged) PDF files and there is all kinds of added things you can have with PDF files such as headings and even tables.
Perhaps everyone els is going to say duh we have known this forever and honestly I do feel very dumb for not knowing this. My only defense is preview. It is the only app I have any real experience with as far as PDF's, since I have been a mac user the entire time I have been blind. As far as I Know there is no way to navigate through different headings in preview, is this right? I would be happy to be wrong, but I don't think I am. I read about an app called skim on hear, just do some searching and you will find it. I'm thinking that Skim does allow you to navigate through headings. This gets us to the reason I am posting this. So with skim I am seeing a table to the far right of the app directly to the left of that other table which always seems to be empty. Am I right in thinking that the things I see in this table are headings? I am pretty sure that they are. My issue is that I can not seem to consistently use this table to navigate through the different headings. Some times when I move to different headings and then interact with the PDF the focus has moved to the right section, but other times it seems to have had no effect. Can anyone who has more experience with Skim give me some pointers. Also I am curious, is there anyone els out there who is a victim of pages and never knew about truly accessible PDF's?