Man With Small F (The Inaccessible PDF Song)

The inspiration for this song came knocking on my office door at the University of Washington, where I'm technology accessibility specialist.

"It's open," I said.

The door crept open and a blind university student stepped into my office and nonchalantly said "There's something wrong with this document". This proved to be quite an understatement! Her document (required reading for her class) was in an Adobe PDF file, and some PDF files are more accessible than others. This particular document looked fine visibly, but audibly all the student was hearing was random characters and phrases. When I first listened to this, I was impressed by how rhythmic and poetic it was. I diagnosed the problem and figured out how to fix it for the student, then closed up the office and headed home early, eager to mix in drums and guitar with the sounds of the inaccessible PDF. Inspiration comes from some amazing places!

Lyrics

They they see they o e they 
that o that they e o o   
multiplication sign 
o that that that that that that that that that that that that that that that that that 

[Chorus] 
F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

Cents cents pounds
in backslash right square bracketed asterisk  
K F F point 
F F point F Point F 
F Point F 

F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

F Point 
F point point 
F point point 
F in right square bracket 
K F in right curly bracket 

point point

F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

Point point that that strisk 
that strisk 
asterisk 
F F
F F (f)
F F
F F that that that that that that that that that 

F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

See U F 9 
F dot F F 9 blah blah blah F
I degree sign F (f) I 
number 9 (f) capital Thorn 

F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

[This verse needs help:]
Oh small ago 
oh and small ago, uno small ago, small agow 
small ago
small ago 
small agow 

F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

Multiplication sign 
they e o they o they 
that that that that that that F
Multipli-multipli-multipli-multipli-multipli-multipli-multipli-
division sign O K O  (F)
division sign O K O 
division sign, division sign 
division sign O K O 

Small F K N 
Small F Ku 
Small F K N 
Small F Ku 

Man with small F 
Man with small F 
Man with small F 
Man with small F (small F)
Man with small F (small F)
Man with small F (small F)
Man with small F (small F)
Man with small F (small F)
Blonde with small F 
Man with small F 
Gnome with small F
Man with small F 
Blonde with small F 
Gnome with small F 
Blonde with small F 
Gnome with small F 
Blonde with small F 
Gnome with small F 
Blonde with small F 
Man with small F 
Man with small F 
Man with small F 
Small F division sign Small F 

Man with small F 
Man with small F
Man with small F
Man with small F

F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

F point F asterisk  
F point F asterisk  
F point F 
F F point
F F F F 

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