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


From: glen walker
Date: Feb 18, 2020 12:08PM

Ignoring how Word saves as HTML for the moment, the general concept that
HTML is more accessible than PDF is true. If you can provide an HTML
version of a document instead of PDF or Word, that would be ideal.

Saving as HTML from Word might give you a starting point, but as Steve
said, the HTML that Word generates is usually not great.

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 8:54 AM Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> 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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> 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?
> Best,
> Adam Kosakowski
> Assistive Technology Specialist
> NEAT Center at Oak Hill
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