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Re: writing accessible content pages in course management systems

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 07:02:13 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200410200602.i9K62D900644@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> she didn't know FP.  So now I'm considering providing instructions on
> how to produce "accessible" pages using MS Word.  

The first problem will be telling them how to use Word properly.  Most
people fail to use the native structural markup features in Word.
If they say that FP is gibberish, they will probably say the same of
Word used properly.

Also, whilst it might not matter for an intranet, Word produces horribly
bloated HTML because it inlines all the styling using proprietary
attributes and elements to enable unstructured Word documents to be
reconstructed by Word.

It would seem your users don't want to learn, in which case neither
tool will work.   I think the only thing that would work in your case
is to fix up their contributions and to charge them for that service.
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