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RE: Opportunity to review accessible office document accessibility guidance and techniques

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:04:10 -0400
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F2C77FB59A1A4840A01EF5F59B1826E20A280EA94B@ocadmail.ocad.ca>
Just a reminder that the draft "Accessible Digital Office Documents" guidance will be available for comment until 22 October 2010 at:

http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/node/1

Please send comments to adod-comments@idrc.ocad.ca.

A few notes:
- it is ok to review any number of the documents (we will stitch the comments together)
- the WordPerfect X5 documents are now available (they were initially missing)
- some Mac users have had trouble with the DOCX documents, but the ODT versions are working
- the document is still a draft (we will update it based on your comments)
- the final guidance will be publically available in a Web-based version as well
- we will publically acknowledge reviewers (unless otherwise indicated)

Cheers,
Jan

-- 
(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Richards, Jan
> Sent: October 8, 2010 12:24 PM
> To: Jonathan Avila
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Opportunity to review accessible office document accessibility
> guidance and techniques
> 
> Hi Jonathon,
> 
> Here is the link (sorry about that):
> http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/node/1
> 
> Cheers,
> Jan
> 
> --
> (Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
> jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
> Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
> Faculty of Design | OCAD University
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jonathan Avila [mailto:jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com]
> > Sent: October 8, 2010 5:25 PM
> > To: Richards, Jan
> > Subject: RE: Opportunity to review accessible office document
> accessibility
> > guidance and techniques
> >
> > Can you please send a link to the standards.  Thanks
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
> > Behalf Of Richards, Jan
> > Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 11:14 AM
> > To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> > Cc: Treviranus, Jutta (Academic)
> > Subject: Opportunity to review accessible office document accessibility
> > guidance and techniques
> >
> > Good day,
> >
> > Occasionally, the topic of office document accessibility comes up on this
> > list, so I thought perhaps some people on this list might be interested
> in
> > a public review that we are holding.
> >
> > The Inclusive Design Research Centre (in partnership with UNESCO and the
> > Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) invites you to review
> > and comment on "Accessible Digital Office Documents (ADOD)" Guidance.
> >
> > Please send comments to adod-comments@idrc.ocad.ca by 22 October 2010.
> > (Sorry for the early deadline - a result of the tight project schedule)
> >
> > We are especially interested in factual errors or omissions in the "ADOD
> > Techniques for producing accessible office documents".
> >
> > More Background:
> > ================
> >
> > While information about how to create accessible office documents does
> > currently exist on a range of web sites, the information is often
> > incomplete, vendor-biased or is specific to a single office application.
> > Governments, public sector organizations, service organization and
> > entities globally, wishing to comply to accessibility requirements, have
> > expressed the need for centralized guidelines for creating accessible
> > office documents.
> >
> > Leveraging the W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
> and
> > Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 1.0, ADOD defines a
> > harmonized framework for determining the accessibility of office
> > documents, office document formats and office applications. In addition,
> > and perhaps more importantly, ADOD includes a set of practical,
> > application-specific but vendor-neutral instructions on how to author
> > accessible documents in common document formats and document authoring
> > tools.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Jan
> >
> > --
> > (Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
> > jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
> > Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
> > Faculty of Design | OCAD University
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