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Re: Section 508 (m)


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jan 21, 2004 9:58AM

There is a tool automates much of the process of creating accessible HTML
versions of Office documents:



At 11:27 AM 1/21/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Yith" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 6:48 AM
>Subject: Section 508 (m)
> > According to Section 508 (m), I must supply links to accessibile readers
> > the page where I present those documents.
> >
> > The list of mime-types I am looking for accessible readers for is:
> > application/vnd.ms-excel
> > application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
> > application/msword
> > application/pdf
>File viewers for each of the MS-Office formats are available at
>http://office.microsoft.com if you type "Viewer" into the search block. You
>can get the URL's from that for the appropriate formats and provide those on
>your page. Note that even this won't help your PowerPoint presentation be
>accessible unless you have entered alternative text for the images on your
>end. I'm not sure how the viewer for PowerPoint is so much better than
>saving the presentation file as a self-playing file.
>The biggest drawback I see is that the Office viewers are only available for
>Windows systems. This won't help your mac/*nix users (if you have any) at
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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