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Re: Powerpoints


From: Penny Roberts
Date: Apr 26, 2006 10:10AM

John Foliot wrote:
> 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)

me/shakes head

> Seriously, Powerpoints have any number of accessibility issues

That's what I was afraid of :-(

> 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.

Is it like Eric Meyer's S5?

I am
> actually using this very same tool today on a project I am developing for a
> client.
> To find out more, and to access source code and related files, see:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/03/slideshow.html

Thanks John, that looks perfect. Unfortunately there are about twenty
of these powerpoints so getting them all converted will be a slow process.
In the meantime the links to the current powerpoints will have to go up
so is there anything I can do for now as a damage limitation exercise?