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Be able to Read Out Loud text, not just form fields


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I am trying to develop an accessible form that has at its end the following statement:

"I hereby certify that all statements on this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that false statements on pre-employment materials constitute fraud in securing employment and is basis for dismissal."

This statement needs to be able to be Read Out Loud by a Screen Reader.

I started outlining the form in Microsoft Word and then brought it into LiveCycle. The PDF Structure shows the text but the Hierarchy does not. From my experiments, only the Hierarchy is Read by a Screen Reader.


1) How to make the certification be read out loud?

2) How to alert users of Screen Readers that there also is a Signature line to fill out? They need to sign and date the form.

Thanks for any help you may give. BTW, I am using LiveCycle 8.
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Level 10
In Designer you can indicate what needs to be read for specific fields. Under the Window menu there is an Accessability palette that needs to be enabled. Once this is done you can enter Custom screen Reader text to be read. I woudl attach this to the last field on the form.