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Re: Accessibility of Excel documents

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 10:52:56 -0500
Message-ID: <006d01c1c914$d0d121a0$19e03244@CP286066A>
To: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>, "WAI List \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
the fact that the tables cannot readily be exported to anything
approaching cross platform use is an inhibition.  I can access excell
spread sheets in excell but they fall apart for me on the web.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
To: "WAI List (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 7:02 AM
Subject: Accessibility of Excel documents

Dear All,
The assumption could be made that Excel documentation is accessible as
it can be used to show data in a table format. However, there are no
structural elements that I can find within Excel that could help with
accessibility. Does Excel cause any accessibility problems for users? If
so, how can these be overcome?

I have looked on the Microsoft site and searched on the Web, but I
cannot seem to find any specific mentions of whether an Excel
spreadsheet is accessible or not and I would very much appreciate your
input on this. Thanks in advance for any advice and help.

Kind regards


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