We comply with the 508 code and we use an icon along with the word NOTE and
any text the writers needs to add.

I created a 2-celled table on the reference page, anchored a frame in the
left cell, and placed the icon in the frame by using frame below in the tag
in the text frame.  The right cell contains a tag with autonumber text
saying NOTE: I called the table Note.  When I place the table, the icon
automatically displays in the left cell and the word NOTE in the right cell.
The writers add whatever text they need.  I can send you an FM file offline
if you want to see how it works.

Diane Gaskill
Hitachi Data Systems

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:framers-bounces at]On Behalf Of Madeleine r
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 3:08 PM
To: framers at
Subject: FrameMaker and Accessibility

We're beginning to make our documents accessible, and we'd like to work in
FrameMaker as much as possible, rather than retouch them in Acrobat.

We have some icons that we use before notes, tips, and other asides. I'd
prefer that the reader skip the graphic because the word "Note" is part of
the text. However, in Acrobat the Reading Order tool shows the graphic as
"No alternative text exists," and the person checking the document says
that's not acceptable, even though it doesn't cause a reading problem.

So is there any way to set the anchored frame properties for the graphic
so that Acrobat will recognize it as background text and its Reading Order
tool will ignore it?

Is there any Accessibility group associated with FrameMaker?




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