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Re: OT: Accessible Files on Server/Email


From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Feb 24, 2017 9:43AM

There is some good information/training on MS Office Accessibility here: http://gov.texas.gov/disabilities/accessibledocs The information is Windows centric. I am not sure about VoiceOver support for MS Office on the Mac.

PDF has stronger cross platform accessibility support, and if the you follow the guidance above in MS Office the conversion to accessible PDF will be much easier. You will still need to do a little clean up.

Mike Moore
EIR (Electronic Information Resources) Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)

Making electronic information and services accessible to people with disabilities is everyone's job. I am here to help.

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Subject: [WebAIM] OT: Accessible Files on Server/Email

One of our offices asked me to review some documents that they want to post on both our website and send out via email. One is a Word document and the other is a PowerPoint file. They both are pretty heavily designed. I'm trying to test both using VoiceOver and I'm not having the same positive experience that I have when I test our web pages. I can't skip around in the same way that I'm used to when using the browser.

I wonder if the experience would be better if files were tagged for accessibility (I'm assuming they are not) or if the issue is due to my limitations on using VO outside of the browser ... or would a different medium be better (tagged image or a PDF for instance)?

Many thanks on this one!

Dan Swift
Web Technical Specialist
Enterprise Services
West Chester University