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Re: Removing PDFs and accessibility

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:32:32 +0100
Message-ID: <4F6EF440.2030207@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
David Woolley wrote:

> Incidentally, I have often sought out PDFs because they are not 
> fragmented into pages, 

The big problem I often find with lots of small hyperlinked pages, on 
sites (typically governmental, or software support) that should be 
information rich, is that one ends up going round circles, never 
actually getting to the detail you want.  I suspect that is often 
because that level of detail just does not exist, but unless one maps 
out the whole site and proves that you have seen all the pages, one can 
never be sure of that.

A single, linearised, document makes it much easier for the reader to be 
sure that information is not present and makes it much harder for the 
author to avoid answering difficult questions by just hyperlinking you 
backwards and forwards.
Received on Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:33:00 UTC

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