[reportlab-users] Alternative Text Question

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Thu Feb 5 16:35:17 EST 2015

I regret we have not yet got around to adding support for this.

We will take a look at the PDF spec and see how much work is involved;
if it's just a matter of tagging things as the image is loaded in, we
can do it in a release soon; but if it involves working out where the
image ended up (possibly after many transformations) and figuring out
a 'hot zone' above it, it would be a harder.

On 5 February 2015 at 17:23, Chris Murray <quiethunter at msn.com> wrote:
> I use the free version of Reportlab to produce a 59 single-page page monthly
> reports in pdf format that show two graphs and a table on each page.  The
> program creates the graphs using matplotlib and the table using Reportlab
> and then places them on the page.  After the reports are created, we use
> Acrobat to manually add alternative text to the figures to make it suitable
> for a screen reader, providing access for the visually impaired.  This takes
> a long time.
> My question is whether there is a way to get Reportlab to insert the
> alternative text for the three figures?
> Thank you for your time.
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Andy Robinson
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