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Re: PDF documents in eEurope + eEurope proposal of online International Petition

From: Rafael Romero <Rafael.Romero@uv.es>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 09:35:32 +0100
Message-Id: <3.0.1.32.19991222093532.0069bc34@post.uv.es>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, accesoweb@onelist.com
A positive answer from Europe.

Best regards, Rafael Romero.

>Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 17:51:38 +0100
>To: <Rafael.Romero@uv.es>, <F.godinho@mail.telepac.pt>,
>        <SMccaffr@mail.nysed.gov>, <CHARLES@w3.org>, <Jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>,
>        <SINArmaya@retemail.es>, <JRomanac@dial.eunet.es>, <ATEc@ctv.es>
>Subject: Re: PDF documents in eEurope + eEurope proposal of online
>         International Petition
>
>Dear all,
>
>Thank you for your interest in eEurope and your emails.
>
>We will be collating all of the comments received by the eEurope mailbox into a
>discussion document to be placed on the website in February 2000. 
>Your commens will be taken into account in this context.
>
>Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or comments. 
>
>
>Best regards,
>
>
>Alexandra Sälzer
>Directorate General Information Society
>
>***** Original message follows ********
>
>To the attention of eEurope site webmaster.
>
>Dear sir or madam,
>
>I would encourage you to facilitate all texts relating to this new exciting
>initiative also in HTML format.
>
>Presently they can only be downloaded as PDF and this takes more than ten times
>longer than the equivalent HTML files. Not only so. PDF files do not allow to
>copy the text easily for citing in another documents and the users need an
>especific plugin to render them in their computers.
>
>More importantly, this format is not accessible for people with disabilities
>that can not use standards graphical browsers, like blind people. This would be
>hence a good way to start implementing what is intended as priority area 7,
>which is eParticipation of the disabled in the information society.
>
>For more information about accessible web design you could visit the site of the
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative at http://www.w3.org/WAI
>
>Yours sincerely,
>
>Rafael Romero.
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