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Re: Word viewer


From: smithj7@peoplepc.com
Date: Sep 23, 2008 2:20PM

For word documents I save as rich text format, for powerpoint I make html
using the accessiblity wizard. If the excell is accessible, I can quickly
make html and if sorting would be of benefit I attach it as excel and csv.

We have information to viewers.

The only exception to the above is when it is on the Business Enterprises
Section - We bought all vendors laptops with microsoft office, and the forms
are for them.

All pdfs, even asscessible ones, on our site currently have at least an html
equivelent as many of our blind users still are leary of pdfs cause so many
were not accessible previously. For our library newsletter we have audio as

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl Amato" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 7:24 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] Word viewer

>I am currently evaluating a website for accessibility and am wondering
>exactly how to handle Word documents. If a web page is linked to a Word
>document I realize you must notify the user but should you also provide a
>link to the Word Viewer for those who don't have the software? Would this
>also be true for Powerpoint and Excel files (both have viewers available)?
>I am under the impression that the viewers are not necessarily accessible
> I am interested in how others are handling this as I'm sure it happens
> often.
> Cheryl Amato
> Trusted Technologies