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Re: Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office (UIUC)

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 14:06:50 -0500
To: "Sesock, Kevin A" <kevin.sesock@okstate.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <ee3025ac.8aa5d774.8227600@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

I don't consider $39.95 to be an outrageous sum for the
Accessible Web Publishing Wizard.  Microsoft Office is a
complex application and to continue to improve the features of
the Wizard resources are needed to support progamming and
technical support.  

Pricing information:

Version 1.0 is not available anymore because of the many bugs
in it.  The team working on the project only has limited
resources for technical support and it was determined that we
could no longer support version 1.0.  

Program Manager
Accessible Web Publishing Wizard

P.S. There are discounts available for multiple purchases and
site licensing options available

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 13:38:23 -0500
>From: "Sesock, Kevin A" <kevin.sesock@okstate.edu>  
>Subject: Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft
Office (UIUC)  
>To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>   This may be old news to many out there, but I didn't
>   see it after searching the archives. It would appear
>   that the Microsoft Office Accessible Web Publishing
>   Wizard from the University of Illinois at
>   Urbana/Champaign is no longer a free tool available
>   to any who need it.
>   Here's the link:
>   http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/software/office/overview.html
>   Of course, they no longer offer the version 1.0 for
>   download, and I can't find any of my copies I
>   downloaded a while back either.
>   My own personal beliefs and philosophies regarding
>   teasing a group of individuals with something free,
>   and then yanking it away to only charge outrageous
>   sums of money aside, are there any alternative tools
>   that anyone has found, preferably for free?
>   Unfortunately, being in a highly de-centralized
>   University in the middle of one of our worst budget
>   crises does not bode well for purchasing tools such
>   as this, especially when the 1.0 version was free.
>   Kevin A. Sesock, A+, NET+, CNA, MCSA
>   Assistive Technology Specialist
>   2nd Level Support Team
>   Technology Support Department
>   Information Technology Division
>   Oklahoma State University
>   "Hail to the speaker, hail to the knower; joy to he
>   who has understood, delight to they who have
>   listened." --Odin

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/
WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
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