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Re: Accessibility of Microsoft Word Documents

From: Lynn Alford <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 19:25:40 +1000
Message-ID: <1047893140.3e7594945ba63@imp.jcu.edu.au>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Quoting Tina Marie Holmboe <tina@elfi.org>:

> On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 03:40:38PM +1200, Graham Oliver wrote:

>   May I ask why you chose that particular format over one which is - or can
>   be made to be - accessible, such as HTML ?
>   I must admit that I have little experience with it, but I can't say I've
>   run across programs that make Microsoft Word accessible to the blind, but
> I
>   am certain they exist free of cost[1].

Just as a note, I've found that a little utility called upcast (review at 
http://www.pibweb.com/software/upcast.html) can quite nicely transform a well 
written Word document into XHTML or XML.  The better the structure of the 
document, the better XHTML you will get.  

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