RE: creating accessible documents

What's more, and one of the others eluded to this in passing, most
applications in 2007, including Word, can make PDF's on the fly with a
simple converter, which can be downloaded from Microsoft, and becomes
part of the save and convert menus.  This was one of the long-awaited,
and truly cool features of 2007.

Ted

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Behalf Of Alex Midence
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 5:52 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: creating accessible documents

Hi,

You probably won't have much trouble with word or powerpoint or, even
excel.  Where you may have trouble is in PDF's.  Not all of them are
accessible since sometimes, they make an image of text instead of
actual text.  They scan a paper in and don't run it through
recognition software to decode the picture into actual text.  They
just leave the picture up there.  Sighted people can read that but
screen reader users can not.  I don't know of a place you can find a
list of tips or something but, one thing is for sure.  Your teachers
need to know that you can't access screenshots or pictures of text.
Anything they give you has to be a document containing actual text and
not text converted into an image.

Hope that helps,

Alex



On 6/3/10, Rouillardmike@xxxxxxx <Rouillardmike@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I am a student transitioning to ninth grade. I was looking for a guide
to
> give to my teachers on how to create accessible documents for use with
jaws.
> I  want it to cover all types of documents including word, PowerPoint,
etc.
> Does  anyone know where I can find one?
> Thanks!
> Mike Rouillard
>
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