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Accessible Documents - PDF vs. HTML

From: Macintosh, Kristy (OMAFRA) <Kristy.Macintosh@ontario.ca>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:24:40 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <817C3E439B2B1040BAC4B1BCA0D6949012A2A50B@CTSPIGDCAPMXS38.cihs.ad.gov.on.ca>
Hi,

I am looking for some advice and information. We have eLearning course transcripts that we are working on making fully accessible (conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines). The transcripts range in size from 30 -60 pages, have some graphics throughout, a lot of headings and lists, and multiple choice assessment items.

Questions:

1.      What would be a better format for these transcripts? PDF or HTML and why?

2.      If HTML was the path we went - can we just save Word documents as HTML files or do we need to do HTML coding in an HTML template?

a.      If saving to HTML in Word is a bad idea - why?

Thanks,
~Kristy
Kristy Macintosh
Education Coordinator - Training, Education and Communications |Environmental Management Branch | Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Rd West, 3rd Floor SW, Guelph, Ontario  N1G 4Y2
Office:  519-826-6373 | Cell: 226-821-5359 | Fax: 519-826-3259
Email:  kristy.macintosh@ontario.ca<mailto:kristy.macintosh@ontario.ca>



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