This page is outdated. Accessibility support is not complete and therefore disabled.
SumatraPDF prerelease supports experimental UIA accessibility API, which allows for example screen readers to read out loud the selected text in document.
Accessibility in SumatraPDF plugin
Accessibility features are considered experimental and accessibility is not enabled at the moment in the SumatraPDF plugin.
- Start Microsoft Narrator
- Start SumatraPDF
- Open document in SumatraPDF
- Select text. Microsoft Narrator will now read out the selected text.
Known issue: Sometimes Narrator does not read the selection. This seems to be a focus related problem and selecting another window and then back the SumatraPDF window may fix the problem.
Supported file types
PDF, XPS, DjVu
- Microsoft Narrator
This section is documentation for SumatraPDF and other developers.
UIAutomation element structure when a document is loaded
Window |-> FragmentRoot Name: "Canvas" ControlType: UIA_CustomControlTypeId | |-> Fragment Name: [filename] ControlType: UIA_DocumentControlTypeId NativeWindowHandle: 0 Patterns: ITextProvider | | -> Fragment | Name: "Page 1" | Patterns: IValueProvider - - | | -> Fragment Name: "Page n" Patterns: IValueProvider
UIAutomation element structure when no document is loaded
Window |-> FragmentRoot Name: "Canvas" ControlType: UIA_CustomControlTypeId | |-> Fragment Name: "Start Page"