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Re: PowerPoint Accessibility Question?


From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Jun 5, 2012 10:52AM

Good recommendation Mike. I've used LecShare before on WindowsXP and it worked well. I was going to try it on Lion to test a PPT for accessibility. It does a good quick automated test. It does not work on Lion though and when I tried on Windows 7 I kept getting error messages. I'd recommend other people try it though for quickly testing and fixing PPTs.

I like Jared's recommendation: "Use anything other than PowerPoint"! If you want Universal Accessibility then HTML is the only way to go. Fixing it in Adobe Acrobat sounds like a pain.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
Deque Systems
@pauljadam on Twitter

On Jun 5, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Mike Moore wrote:

> For conversion of PowerPoint to HTML I recommend looking into LecShare. www.lecshare.com. The software is easy to use and inexpensive, $20 US or free depending on the features that you need.
> Sent from my iPad
> Mike
> On Jun 1, 2012, at 5:43 PM, "Ryan E. Benson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> I agree with Jared. At work we allow PPT files that are accessible to
>> be posted internally because we know all computers have Office.
>> However for external files, the PPT must have a HTML/PDF version along
>> side of them. A plain text or a Word version is not suitable for an
>> alternate version in our view.
>> --
>> Ryan E. Benson
>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>> By my understanding, your summary of PPT accessibility is spot on.
>>> Because WebAIM (and prefereably this list content) is focused on *web*
>>> accessibility, for presentation content online, we first recommend to
>>> use about anything other than PowerPoint, but when PowerPoint must be
>>> used, typically exporting it to PDF and fixing accessibility issues in
>>> the PDF provides a much more accessible experience.
>>> Jared
>>> >>> >>> >> >> >> > > >