Thread Subject: Re: Group B: 22(k) Text-only page
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From: Brett, Thomas F
Date: Thu, Nov 16 2006 5:30 AM
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This seems the appropriate place to bring up an issue that I face.
What should happen when a paper document is scanned into a TIFF of PDF
format and then displays the images on a web site? I am not aware of
any screen reader that is capable of reading those images. There is
technology that will extract the OCR from the images and present that
OCR to a person with disabilities, however even with the best scanning
technology we are only talking about 92-96% accuracy. This accuracy is
only for the typed text from the original document and would not include
hand written notes or signatures.
Section 508 Coordinator
US Office of Personnel Management
Disabled does not mean Unable
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Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Group B: 22(k) Text-only page
22(k) Alternate versions of pages which comply with these provisions
equivalent information and functionality shall be provided when
cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the alterative
shall be updated whenever the primary pages change and available with
same ease as the primary pages.
The reason for this proposal is to remove the phrase "text only" which
inappropriate, and, in essence, replace it with "compliant."
I fear that "available with the same ease" is not readily testable.
Here, for reference is the current WCAG Success Criterion related to
4.2.1 At least one version of the content meets all level 1 success
criteria, but alternate version(s) that do not meet all level 1 success
criteria may be available from the same URI. [How to meet 4.2.1]
Accessibility Consulting: http://jimthatcher.com/
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