Madeline, 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----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of Madeleine r Dimond Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 3:08 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com 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? Best, Madeleine _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as dgcaller at earthlink.net. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/dgcaller%40earthlink.net Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.