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RE: RoboHelp Office & Section 508


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Oct 24, 2003 12:05PM

The specifications of PDFs are publicly available so therefore, RoboHelp may
be quite able at producing accessible PDFs. This is good news to hear
because a year ago, the only way to produce an accessible PDF was to use
Word 2000 or higher and Acrobat 5 or higher. The fact that other PDF
producing software is now responding to this need is good news indeed.

Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah Brainard [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 1:55 PM
Subject: RoboHelp Office & Section 508

I have been asked to help bring some of the other parts of our office up to
Section 508. They mostly use an older version of RoboHelp Office (I think
the first version, no version number on box) and are very familiar with it.
I know that the newer version includes accessibility updates, but I am just
wondering if they should switch to GoLive/Dreamweaver and Acrobat since it
is used more industry wise or if we should invest in the new RoboHelp since
they know that interface already.

I am just wondering if anyone has used the newer RoboHelp Office - and how
well the accessibility tools work. I can only "gather" so much from
checking it out online.

Thanks so much,

Sarah Brainard

New Media Developer
Bluemark, LLC

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