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Re: PDF Question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 16:25:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: Michele_Duell@signalcorp.com
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0007181621170.4203-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi. I think your best bet is to look at the archives - the same kind of
problem has been discussed (in terms of policy - the technical details were
different) recently in the thread that starts at

The basic idea is that there are existing requirements for accessiblity that
have nothing to do with the web, so there must be existing procedures (or
grounds for complaint) where people are unable to use a service just becuase
they have a disability.


Charles McCN

On Tue, 18 Jul 2000 Michele_Duell@signalcorp.com wrote:

  I am not sure how to handle this problem.
  I have a gov't form that needs to be included on a web site. I have the form as
  a PDF. The PDF is even in secure mode so that it cannot be altered in any way. I
  know that I am not supposed to rely on the PDF and am to include an HTML
  substitute for it. But the thing is only valid in it's original format.
  I hope that someone can give me some insight. I have to solve this problem in
  the next couple of days.
  Thanks in advance
  Michele Duell

Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
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