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Re: PowerPoint Accessibility Question?


From: Mike Moore
Date: Jun 5, 2012 1:39PM

Actually the conversion from PPT to PDF is pretty simple and easy to clean up in Acrobat Pro. I have to admit that I have not tested PDF on Lion with voice over but it does work well on win 7 with JAWS.

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On Jun 5, 2012, at 11:52 AM, "Paul J. Adam" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> www.PaulJAdam.com
> @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
>>>> >>>> >>>> >>> >>> >>> >> >> >> >
> > >