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Re: PPT to clean HTML


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Dec 15, 2004 11:22PM

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, lists18 wrote:

> I recently used Open Office to post ppt presentations to a conference
> website as they were presented. It turns each ppt slide into a jpg with a
> text equivalent. And it's automated (which = significant time savings).

How would that _improve_ accessibility? Saving the content as plain text
would produce better results at least as regards to people using speech or
text-only browsers. People using graphic browsers will find the PowerPoint
version probably more accessible, at least after someone helps them
to download and install PowerPoint Viewer if needed.

Besides, I just tested it on OpenOffice. It turns each slide into an image
(jpg or gif - this is selectable) _without_ any alt text.

Even if some newer version generates alt texts, they are
unavoidably awkward, since typically a slide contains a list, and it will
be turned into a long string of text, instead of a construct marked up as
a list.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/