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Re: Making offline Magazines accessible?


From: Jim Byrne Accessible Web Design
Date: Jul 22, 2021 11:38AM

No, I mean a paper based magazine. Olde-worlde stuff. :-)

All the best,

> On 22 Jul 2021, at 18:21, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> What's an "offline magazine"? Is it just a PDF? Even with graphical
> layout and visual branding, a PDF can still be accessible. Two big areas
> that I'm sure you're aware of is "semantic" tagging (the magazine should
> have headings, lists, tables, etc properly tagged) and reading order. With
> some magazines, it's sometimes hard to follow the visual reading order
> because things are sometimes sporadically laid out. If you can tell what
> the reading order should be visually, then that same order should be
> implemented in the tagging tree. If it's not obvious what the reading
> order is, then you just have to do your best and pick an order.
> So I think you can talk to the magazine people about those two simple
> concepts and then add on info about color contrast and alt text.
> > > > About Jim Byrne
With over two decades of experience Jim Byrne is one of the UK's most experienced practitioners in the area of accessible web design. Jim provided feedback during the development of WCAG 2 as part of the Guild of Accessible Website Designers. He is the author of a number of technical books, training courses and accessibility guides. Jim was a winner of the equal access category of the Global Bangemann Challenge.

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