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Re: Accessible Documents - PDF vs. HTML

From: Thad C <inclusivethinking@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:57:53 -0700
Message-ID: <CAOh2y+9epG4=zjJ-Ud-prXFXsXLnvo6M06QApyvWEv91o+5aVw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Olaf Drümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com>
Cc: "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, "<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
If I am reading the original question correctly it is coming from the
perspective of someone that is involved in a project and is asking a
question related to the approach of building this sysytem.
On Jun 15, 2016 11:05 PM, "Olaf Drümmer" <olaflist@callassoftware.com>
wrote:

> Are you kidding?
>
> In all politeness, this is a completely unacceptable approach for most
> users. You are implying that one would have to learn to write HTML syntax
> (and if one would want to go beyond barebones presentation, CSS for styling
> etc., and then probably also the occiasonal ARIA attribute here and there).
> Can you envision any average Word user doing that? Most Word users are
> already struggling when someone asks them to use styles (as opposed to
> local formatting).
>
> Or am I missing something?
>
> Please come up with something more realistic.
>
> Olaf
>
> .
>
> On 16.06.2016, at 05:14, J. Albert Bowden <jalbertbowden@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> tools for working with HTML: any editor....literally any editor. you can
> use notepad in windows even! and i mean notepad, not notepad++, simply save
> the .txt document as .html instead.
>
> jedit has been my go to for nearly a decade now, sublime text is probably
> one of the most popular on the market, atom is editor created by github,
> brackets was created by adobe....just to name a few.
>
> tools for creating accessible HTML documents: w3c validators, tenion.io,
> accessibility project's resouces: http://a11yproject.com/resources.html
> and w3c's web accessibility evaluation tools
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/, to name a few.
>
> pro tip: using HTML properly will get you closer to accessible than
> anything else...not to take away from some of these tools, but properly
> using HTML reinforces accessibility, because HTML has some accessibility
> already baked in.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Olaf Drümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com
> > wrote:
>
>> It seems there is some agreement that HTML is  a good option, but Word is
>> not the right tool to create HTML.
>>
>> Can anybody share which tools they use to make their accessible HTML
>> files?
>>
>> Olaf
>>
>
>
>
> --
> J. Albert Bowden II
>
> jalbertbowden@gmail.com
>
> http://bowdenweb.com/
>
>
>
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