[Athen] [Fwd: Techniques available for creating accessible office documents

Ron Stewart ron at ahead.org
Wed Dec 22 07:13:01 PST 2010

Some may find this resource to be very beneficial.

Ron Stewart

Good day,

The Inclusive Design Research Centre (in partnership with UNESCO and the
Government of Ontario) has completed the process of updating the
"Authoring Techniques for Accessible Office Documents", following the
public review we conducted in October 2010 (announced on this list).

The documents are available in a range of formats from our website:


Please send questions, comments or corrections to adod-comments at idrc.ocad.


While information about how to create accessible office documents
currently exists on a range of web sites, the information can be
incomplete, vendor-biased or specific to only a single office application.
Governments, public sector organizations, and service organization that
wish to comply with accessibility requirements, have expressed the need
for centralized guidance for creating accessible office documents.

Our guidance supports the W3C-WAI process as it is based on WCAG 2.0 and
ATAG 1.0.


(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards at ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University

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