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Re: Saving as Web Page (HTML) instead of PDF-unencrypt


From: Steve Green
Date: Feb 18, 2020 8:54AM

No, don't do that!!! The resulting html is absolutely disgusting garbage and is not fixable in a sensible timeframe.

Steve Green
Managing Director
Test Partners Ltd

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Adam Kosakowski via WebAIM-Forum
Sent: 18 February 2020 15:47
Cc: Adam Kosakowski < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: [WebAIM] Saving as Web Page (HTML) instead of PDF-unencrypt

Hello all!

PDF remediation is a nightmare and HTML is just more accessible in general. So, when we have a Word document, why don't we save as a Web Page (HTML) instead of a PDF when we're looking to create an accessible "official documents?" Is anyone recommending that companies to this when they consult with them? I know there are some differences when saving as HTML, like the loss of columns; and I'm still exploring these, but before I jump down this rabbit hole, I really wanted to see if anyone else was encouraging their document creators to save as Web Pages.

Any thoughts?

Adam Kosakowski
Assistive Technology Specialist
NEAT Center at Oak Hill

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