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Re: PowerPoint accessibility-alt question


From: Lisa Snider
Date: Apr 28, 2014 11:04AM

Thanks everyone! Some great information, appreciate it.

Duff, you made me laugh with PDFs not being sexy...Now if we could only get
the world to understand that usable and accessible is sexy!



On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 9:17 AM, Duff Johnson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Twitter is hip, modern... even sexy.
> PDF is old enough to drink (in the US) which is very very old indeed in
> the computing world.
> Much as PDF is indipsensible (theres no realistic alternative for
> "electronic hardcopy"), even I can't claim it's sexy.
> Once the larger companies (and the AT vendors) get their act together the
> question of "Is PDF accessible on X" will be taken for granted.
> The only remaining question will be the one that never goes away,
> irrespective of format: "Do users know how to author for accessibility."
> Twitter's great advantage in this regard is that it's so simple (from an
> author's perspective) that it's almost impossible to get wrong.
> Duff.
> >

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