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Techniques available for creating accessible office documents

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:41:12 -0500
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Good day,

The Inclusive Design Research Centre (in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Ontario) has completed the process of updating the "Authoring Techniques for Accessible Office Documents", following the public review we conducted in October 2010 (announced on this list).

The documents are available in a range of formats from our website:


Please send questions, comments or corrections to adod-comments@idrc.ocad.


While information about how to create accessible office documents currently exists on a range of web sites, the information can be incomplete, vendor-biased or specific to only a single office application. Governments, public sector organizations, and service organization that wish to comply with accessibility requirements, have expressed the need for centralized guidance for creating accessible office documents.

Our guidance supports the W3C-WAI process as it is based on WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 1.0.


(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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