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RE: Accessible Documents - PDF vs. HTML

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:45:58 -0600
To: "'Andrew Cunningham'" <andj.cunningham@gmail.com>, "'J. Albert Bowden'" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>
Cc: 'Olaf Drümmer' <olaflist@callassoftware.com>, "'w3c WAI List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001701d1c7ff$53349d40$f99dd7c0$@montana.com>
Just a thought…GoogleDocs now supports export to EPUB 3, which is HTML packaged; it also has export to HTML. Perhaps a Word file with proper styles and checked for accessibility (after Office 2010) could transform that Word doc to something that would be cross platform and accessible?
 
I am sure this is not the silver bullet, but worth exploring.
 
 
Best
George
 
 
 
From: Andrew Cunningham [mailto:andj.cunningham@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:34 AM
To: J. Albert Bowden
Cc: Olaf Drümmer; w3c WAI List
Subject: Re: Accessible Documents - PDF vs. HTML
 
Yes ... for developers, and web support staff. But content owners and content authors will not be using text editors ... they will either be using ms word or a wysiwg editing environment within a web application to edit or create content.

So ... maybe the question is what building blocks exist to create an editing environment yhat will generate accessible content assuming the templates and themese used by a web application meet accessibility requirements? 

A.

On Thursday, 16 June 2016, 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Olaf Drümmer <olaflist@callassoftware.com> wrote:
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>> It seems there is some agreement that HTML is  a good option, but Word is not the right tool to create HTML.
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>> Can anybody share which tools they use to make their accessible HTML files?
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>> Olaf
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> J. Albert Bowden II
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> jalbertbowden@gmail.com
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> http://bowdenweb.com/
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Andrew Cunningham
andj.cunningham@gmail.com
 
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