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Re: OT: Accessible Files on Server/Email

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From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Feb 25, 2017 8:28AM


Hello,

You didn't mention if you were using the default applications on the Mac of Pages and Preview, or the Microsoft / Adobe designed applications. I know that in Sierra Apple completely rebuilt the PDF libraries, but I believe that the builtin PDF systems on Apple still ignore accessibility tags. I might however be mistaken about that.

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Best wishes,

Jonathan Cohn




> On Feb 25, 2017, at 8:46 AM, Mallory < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> 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).t
>
> 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-----
>> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
>> Behalf Of Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
>> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 11:44 AM
>> To: WebAIM Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] OT: Accessible Files on Server/Email
>>
>> 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-----
>> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
>> Behalf Of Swift, Daniel P.
>> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 10:36 AM
>> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>> 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
>>
>> >> >> at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> >> >> >> at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> >> >> >> >> > > > >