The fact that a given PDF is tagged is no indication that it is properly tagged or compliant with Section 508.
In fact, the vast majority of tagged PDFs have low-quality tags and don’t comply whatsoever.
Any software that produces PDF files would (ideally) produce not only a tagged PDF, but a properly tagged PDF, fully accessible and compliant with Section 508 “out of the box”.
Any tagged PDF must be checked and validated as compliant with Section 508 before it may be certified as such.
Desktop Software Capable of Generating Tagged PDF
The following table lists software (in alphabetical order by developer) capable of adding tags to new PDF files. Qualified software applications not listed here may be added upon review. Please contact us to suggest software that should be added to this list.
|Adobe Systems||Acrobat 5.x – Acrobat X||Document management|
|Adobe Systems||FrameMaker||Desktop publishing|
|Adobe Systems||InDesign||Desktop publishing|
|Microsoft||Word 2008 and above||Word processor|
|– Adobe Systems||Microsoft Office plug-in (Acrobat)||Plug-in for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint|
|– NetCentric||Microsoft Office plugin (PAW)||Plugin-in for MS Word|
|Oracle / Open Source||Open Office||Office suite (FREE)|
|Prime Recognition||PrimeOCR||OCR (server)|