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Re: Semantics for Indicating Accessible Version of Files


From: Randy Pearson
Date: Jan 28, 2009 6:20AM

Short answer: management decision.

Longer answer: (1) original may have legal implications, (2) original shows signature, (3) concern of whether text translation is 100% accurate, etc.


-----Original Message-----

Randy Pearson wrote:
> Hello,
> We are working with a website that has myriad old PDF files that are scanned
> PDF images, and obviously not accessible. Over time, we will be adding
> accessible alternatives, but also keeping the originals.
> Our question is, what is the proper semantic technique for indicating that
> one of these files is the accessible version of the other? The site pages
> currently list files in an HTML table, with one row per file (columns for
> the hyperlinked file, file size, etc.). We can add the accessible file in a
> new row right after the scanned file, but how should we indicate the
> relationship?

Why not simply replace the inaccessible version with the accessible one?
Or is there a significant difference between the two beyond the
accessibility work that was done on them?

Patrick H. Lauke