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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: On-line course on accessible web design


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Aug 29, 2003 7:08AM

Thanks for the update. I will add it to the list of resources.


At 10:23 AM 8/29/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi there,
>I noticed item 8 on the course concerns creating accessible Word documents,
>and had a look at your online slides, which are focused on how to convert
>Word to accessible PDF with bookmarks, using heading styles etc.
>My company develops software to convert Word directly into accessible HTML,
>and we have defined Word templates that make the process of applying
>markup (e.g. Heading and List styles) to Word documents much easier.
>You could try downloading a template from
>In the template, we have an explicit menu bar listing the styles,
>and have assigned keyboard shortcuts to the common styles such as
><Ctrl>+1 = Heading 1, <Ctrl>+<Shft>+8 (*) = List Bullet, etc.
>We have found that using this template makes it much easier to get
>people to apply markup.
>I am new to the list, so apologies for the commercial plug:
>You might also like to try out our online Word to Accessible HTML
>conversion service at www.yawconline.com, or download our Word plug-in
>from www.yawcpro.com
>At 28 Aug 2003 11:15:17 -0500, Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >This is a 17 session on-line course on designing universally accessible
> web resources for people with disabilities, starting September 23rd,
> 2003. The course is primarily designed for web developers who understand
> basic concepts of HTML. Continuing education credits are
> available. Some of the course highlights include:
> >
> >8. Publishing accessible versions of Microsoft Office Documents
>Eoin Campbell, Technical Director, XML Workshop Ltd,
>10 Greenmount Industrial Estate, Harolds Cross, Dublin 12, IRELAND.
>Phone: +353 1 4547811; Fax: +353 1 4496299
>Web: http://www.xmlw.ie
>YAWC Online: http://www.yawconline.com/
>YAWC Pro: http://www.yawcpro.com/
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