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Accessible HTML slideshows

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 21:21:33 -0700
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I'm making an HTML slideshow, i.e. a series of pages with little buttons
for "next slide", "previous slide", etc.  In the past I did this by hand,
but it's time consuming to link all the buttons, and a hassle to re-arrange
the slides.  I'm looking for a better way.

It's possible to make a Powerpoint presentation and save as HTML.  You have
a choice of outputting each slide as a giant gif, and as text-only.   

It's a nice feature that you can get a text-only output from Powerpoint.
But unfortunately,  as far as I can see Powerpoint doesn't have ALT text so
there's no ALT text in the text-only version.

Also, I prefer to do HTML directly to have more control over other access
aspects, keep my life simpler.

Does anyone know of a tool that directly generates HTML slideshows?

Or a tool which creates a slideshow from a series of pages.  For example,
you could have a file with a  list of filenames like


and the program would assign links to the buttons in accordance with the
order of slides in the list.

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