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Re: questions about accessible pdfs


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Feb 24, 2004 11:02AM

I would recommend using HTML to provide some structure to the "text"
version of the information. Use H1-H6 header markup to indicate major
topics. Include a table of contents with internal links.

For example:
Plain text HTML example, does not use headers or TOC

Example of same document with headers and TOC (and some simple CSS styling):

Since this is for an educational program, I would be happy to work with you
on making the "text version" accessible in HTML.


At 08:36 AM 2/24/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi, we're working with a designer to develop a print user's guide for
>our PBS telecast on accessibility in online learning in April. We had
>asked her to design an accessible pdf but it appears that one can only
>do so on a PC rather than a MAC, which she uses (with Quark). Is this
>We have decided, in the interests of expediency, to have her create a
>plain text alternative to the pdf guide. Is there anything important to
>know regarding requirements and restrictions for the alternative text
>version? The pdf guide has a photos and screen shots of web pages but
>other than that is mainly text.
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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