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Re: PPT to clean HTML


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Dec 16, 2004 10:23AM

The wizard automatically creates text equivalents for charts
authored in Excel and Powerpoint. It created accessible
tables of the information. The automatic conversion of the
chart is what you see on Slide 6.


When the user inserts a image of a chart, the wizard provides
them with an option to enter the data for the chart so it can
generate the data table of the information in the chart.

For example the chart in slide 7:

As the tool development continous we plan on supporting more
types of images and objects that are used in Powerpoint like
multimedia files and organizational charts. These should be
available in our next release sometime this spring.

Any comments or ideas on the wizard are always welcome.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 19:06:47 +0200 (EET)
>From: "jkorpela"
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PPT to clean HTML
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
>On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, jongund wrote:
>> The Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office
>> gives you get both Graphic and Text versions of the slides.
>Looks very promising. The "Text Mostly Version" is largely
what I have
>been suggesting, though an automated process naturally cannot
handle the
>issue of adding textual explanations. (The name is odd, though.)
>The reason why the converted result is good is partly the
fact the
>original is not a good PPT presentation - it has too much
text, as if it
>had actually been written in order to be converted. ;-)
>I found a piece of wrong information in the content, though:
>"Images that don't convey important information or are used
for layout are
>decorative and don't require alt text."
>Of course they require alt text, specifically an empty one
(alt=""), which
>is quite different from the lack of an alt attribute.
>Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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