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Re: a question from a colleague


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Sep 25, 2012 3:36PM


This is true as far as I know (at least from a screen reader
perspective), see url:

Jaws, whatever else people can say for or against it, handles Word
documents pretty much as well as any Windows screen reader can, others
have more difficulties.
Word is simply not a good format for accessible forms. However, it
could be a good source document for producing PDF, HTML, or another
more accessible and easy to use output format.

On 9/25/12, Lijewski, Lolly M (DHS) < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Do any of you know if the following is true for forms in Microsoft Office
> 2010? "Form fields created using ActiveX Controls and Content Controls do
> not work properly with current assistive technology."
> Thanks,
> Lolly
> Lolly Lijewski
> Disability Services Division
> Minnesota Department of Human Services
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