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Re: ACollab Work Groups 1.1 Content accessible?

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 08:50:58 -0500
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <7af5e3f7.50db6aa5.81c4100@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

Version 2 will come out shortly and will have much improved
support for Microsoft Word.  WMF images are treated like any
other image right now.  Users will be prompted whether the
image is a decoative image (ALT text only), informative images
(ALT text + Long description, or a table/Chart which the user
would be prompted to a text table tool.  Right now all images
are converted to PNG format.  We hope to support SVG in future
version of the tool.

URL to Version 1.0: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/software/office

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 07:22:40 +0100 (BST)
>From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>  
>Subject: Re: ACollab Work Groups 1.1   Content accessible?  
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>
>
>> There is a tool to conver Microsoft Office documents to
>> accessible valid HTML.
>
>How does it handle images, in particular Windows Metafile
images?  One
>of the long standing problems with the HTML based browsing
technologies
>is that there is no vector graphics format that can be relied
upon
>by authors (SVG is not implemented by IE, and seems to have
wandered
>off to become a Flash competitor, but MSWord has had a vector
image
>format for a very long time, even if its authoring support
has, some
>times, been poor).
>
>How does it handle MSWord documents that are not structurally
marked up?
>I believe these cause problems for PDF tagging as well.  (It
is not
>uncommon for people to tab round line ends, and almost
universal for them
>not to use the built in styles for headings, etc.)
>
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
MC-574
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870
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