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From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: May 20, 2011 1:15PM


Hi, Karen,

There are a lot of people here who like using watermarks, and we've started getting them into the habit of using Headers and Footers instead for watermark-like information (draft, confidential, etc.), for the ease of reading a document for those individuals with vision impairments but still have usable vision and for the rest of us who are just aging (some more gracefully than others <smile>). And then there are things like page numbers, which Word automatically puts into the Footer.

Any thoughts on how to 'satisfy' everyone?

Have a great weekend all!

Gary M. Morin, Program Analyst
NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer
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Bethesda, MD 20892, Mail Stop: 4833

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WHAT IF THE FIRST QUESTION WE ASKED WAS, "WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT THIS SITUATION THAT IT JUSTIFIES EXCLUSION? INSTEAD OF, "HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE?"

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruna Poletto Salton [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 8:59 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] header and footer on a Word document

Thanks a lot for your help, Karen.

Regards,
Bruna

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM, Karlen Communications <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

Yes, if they choose to go into the header or footer. It is not something that is read automatically. It is easy to go into a header or footer but not something we normally do unless we are creating a document.
Some people put the title of the document in a header...just say no. Anything you want us to read goes into the main body of the document not a header or footer.
Cheers, Karen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Bruna Poletto
> Salton
> Sent: May-19-11 9:04 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] header and footer on a Word document
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> Does any of you know if screen readers can interact and read information
> inserted on a header or footer of a MSWord document?
>
> Thank you!
>
> --
> Bruna Salton
> Web development and accessibility tests
> Virtual Accessibility Project
> www.bento.ifrs.edu.br/acessibilidade
> (+55) (54) 3455 3219
> Bento Gonçalves - RS - Brazil
>