[texhax] beamer and "Read out loud"

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Sun Apr 18 14:06:58 CEST 2010


On Sun, 2010-04-18 at 12:14 +0100, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> There is an accessibility function "Read out loud" in
> acroread/acrobat. Unfortunately it does not work well with beamer
> unless each frame consists of just one slide (page). F.e.
> \begin{frame}
> blah
> \pause
> ouch
> \end{frame}
> is read as "blah blah ouch"

Have you tried passing the "handout" option to beamer:


and recompiling? That should ignore the pauses and other overlay
specifications and put only one pdf page for each frame. Whatever you
do, you'll have to decide what to do with overlay specifications that
are for things that get REPLACED or removed on some slides of a frame,

\item<1-2> blah
\item<3-4> ouch

or using \only<> or whatever. Beamer will allow you to include in such
directives how to handle these for handouts, e.g.,

\item<1-2| handout:1-> blah
\item<3-4| handout:0> ouch

will put blah but not ouch in the output frame.



> Sure, using Acrobat one can post-edit pdf file (tagging) but it is
> extremely long, tedious and error prone for say 100 pages (and beamer
> presentation could have much more slides/pages). Is it possible to
> have automatic tagging in beamer (presuming that inside of the same
> frame text is only added, neither removed, nor replaced)
> Victor
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