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Re: MS Office and accessibility

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:44:26 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200110221444.f9MEiQU05256@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:

>   Could anyone on this list tell me whether opening up a xls file will cause
>   problems for visually impaired users and/or those using non-GUI browsers? I

Also:  people using non-Microsoft operating systems (the restrictions
on using the Office file formats have been tightened, so it is unlikely
that Star Office will track the latest formats); people who are not
licensed to use a sufficiently recent version of Office in work, and, as
is becoming quite common, are not permitted to (and may have technical
measures preventing them from doing so) install software themselves;
internet cafe users; kiosk users (e.g. BT Internet Phone); set top box
users; people with old machines, e.g. parents given a machine to email
their children and unlikely to upgrade; mobile users; etc.

>   Hi all

Please be more specific, so that we know whether or not we are the
"addressee" or whether we need to report the leakage of confidential
material.

Note that I've not received the original, so it is possible that
it has been redistributed in breach of the legal notice.  My employers
have introduced an even more strict form of this notice, so I no longer
post to public mailing lists from the office.
Received on Monday, 22 October 2001 10:51:11 GMT

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