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accessibility of tables in downloadable docs

From: Anthony Quinn <anthony@frontend.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 16:19:53 -0000
To: "WAI Mailing list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi All,

How accessible are tables created in MS Word documents? I'm not talking
about documents which are written in word and then converted to HTML but
written in word and provided as downloadable files. I ask the question
because many organisations provide downloadable documents on their websites,
often in MS Word format. If such a document contained data which had been
created in a table, how readable would that be for a screen reader, for

On the same thread, if you were to save the document to .rtf format from MS
Word and
it contained tables, how accessible would it be?



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