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Re: PPT to clean HTML


From: michael.brockington
Date: Dec 16, 2004 3:00AM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jkorpela [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 16 December 2004 06:25
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PPT to clean HTML

> How would that _improve_ accessibility?
I think that this is one of those cases where the developer has to be
practical - 100% accessibility (if there were any such thing) is probably not
achievable, so a conversion to HTML would be a massive improvement.

NB: WCAG 11.1 Use W3C technologies when they are available and appropriate
for a task
In this case I feel that the possibility of diagrams etc makes conversion to
JPEG + Text the most appropriate technology.

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.
I can't believe you said this - how is a proprietary technology that needs a
deliberate (ie non-automatic) install better than HTML?

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



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