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Re: SEction 508 refresh checklists


From: Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT)
Date: Jul 28, 2017 8:54AM


I haven't seen anything new from the US federal government yet, but I recommend the Canadian Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) Project. Their advice is based on WCAG2 and ATAG1. They have guidance for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Win and Mac), Google docs, OpenOffice, iWorks, Corel, and PDF documents.

I haven't done an in-depth comparison, but I think you'll find that there is very little different from the existing document guidance offered for Section 508 compliance.

The ADOD project has been developed by the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University as part of an EnAbling Change Partnership project with the Government of Ontario and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). It can be found at http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/

Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility, MassIT
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 811 Boston MA 02108