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RE: Powerpoints


From: John Foliot
Date: Apr 26, 2006 9:00AM

Penny Roberts wrote:
> I've been asked to put up links to some Powerpoint training
> presentations (primarily for library staff but the links will probably
> have to be on a public page rather than a restricted access page).
> What do I need to consider about Powerpoints and accessibility (not
> that
> I have much power to change anything but I can always try)?
> Penny

Penny, could you consider throwing them into the trash bin? (LOL)

Seriously, Powerpoints have any number of accessibility issues and should be
avoided. Dave Raggett (of the W3C) has developed a wonderful tool called
"Slidy" which allows you to create Powerpoint style presentations using
semantic, structural HTML, along with some slick JavaScript and CSS. I am
actually using this very same tool today on a project I am developing for a

To find out more, and to access source code and related files, see:

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