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Re: [WebAIM] PDF vs. HTML


From: julian.rickards
Date: May 21, 2004 11:32AM

HTML is much more accessible than PDFs at this stage although accessible
PDFs are better than non-accessible (inaccessible?) PDFs. Accessible HTML is
faster to download and does not depend on software versions (at least, not
quite as much). You may have a mix of both and as long as the accessible
HTML version is promoted first, then the PDF does not need to be accessible
but you should consider warning your visitors of that. PDFs are good for
those who need a printable version (don't discount print stylesheets

My 2 cents,


Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690