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Re: OT: Accessible Files on Server/Email

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From: Mallory
Date: Feb 25, 2017 6:46AM


Hi,
I do happen to know that IF it's created accessibly (which isn't always
easy), a powerpoint can work on a Mac, as I've recently heard an okay
demo with VO on a mathy powerpoint. It seems to even read the equations
from the equation editor (unless that was alt text I was hearing).

However it's apparently really easy to make inaccessible PP's so it
wouldn't surprise me. But I wanted you to know that it should be
possible if someone's able to change these docs. I'm not sure about Word
but I would *think* it could also be made okay.

cheers,
Mallory

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017, at 06:12 PM, Swift, Daniel P. wrote:
> I'll check it out - thanks!
>
> Dan Swift
> Web Technical Specialist
> Enterprise Services
> West Chester University
> 610.738.0589
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:44 AM
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>
> 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.
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Swift, Daniel P.
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:36 AM
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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
> 610.738.0589
>
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