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Re: Accessible Organizational Charts


From: Don Wonnell
Date: Feb 2, 2004 10:47AM

If the info is not that extensive, putting it on Excel or ms.visio may be an answer. Even if the info is extensive, to make it accessible is important. Can cut & paste Excel to Word to eliminate the lines and boxes, which should be accessible. ms.visio has org charts.
For example you can of course put excel or word on email as an attachment, can put many kinds of files on as email attachments. Hope this isn't an oversimplification of the problem. Webaim has been very helpful on providing info about accessibility.
Don Wonnell
Labor Mkt. Analyst - NW Ohio
Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services

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Hello all,

I'm looking for a recommended best practice for creating and maintaing
accessible organizational charts. Currently, a secretary from our Deans
Office maintains one in list form in HTML and maintains the other
traditional style org chart in Word which is then converted to PDF.
Samples of each are at
http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/cvmbs/personel.html and

If you compare the two versions, you'll see the information doesn't
match. Ideally, she should only have to maintain one version and the
preferred format from the folks in the Dean's Office is the traditional
style in PDF. Tools available to her are Dreamweaver, Office and
Acrobat Distiller. I'm willing to create an HTML template for her.

Accessible samples for reference would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jill

Jill Lenz
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1601 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1601

Office of the Dean - Instructional Technology
Office: Physiology 109
InTech Lab: Physiology 101
voice: 970-491-6585
fax: 970-491-2250

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