[Accessibleweb] FW: Techniques available for creating accessible
Richard B. Ells
rells at u.washington.edu
Tue Dec 21 08:56:26 PST 2010
Very nice, comprehensive instructions on how to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations that work well in assistive technologies, thanks to the diligent work of our Canadian neighbors.
UW Information Technology
rells at uw.edu
From: w3c-wai-ig-request at w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request at w3.org] On Behalf Of Richards, Jan
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:41 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig at w3.org
Subject: Techniques available for creating accessible office documents
The Inclusive Design Research Centre (in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Ontario) has completed the process of updating the "Authoring Techniques for Accessible Office Documents", following the public review we conducted in October 2010 (announced on this list).
The documents are available in a range of formats from our website:
Please send questions, comments or corrections to adod-comments at idrc.ocad.
While information about how to create accessible office documents currently exists on a range of web sites, the information can be incomplete, vendor-biased or specific to only a single office application. Governments, public sector organizations, and service organization that wish to comply with accessibility requirements, have expressed the need for centralized guidance for creating accessible office documents.
Our guidance supports the W3C-WAI process as it is based on WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 1.0.
(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards at ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University
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