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Hi Sigrid,

Just one more thing: if you also export to XHTML, some of the accessibility work will need to be redone: * the XHTML export filter loses all the language information (it does not export any lang or xml:lang attributes): <>; * the XHTML export filter does not use the correct field to produce alt attributes for images: <> (but a patch has been submitted).

Best regards,


At 17:53 8-8-2011, Sigrid Carrera wrote:
Hello Christophe,

On Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:44:17 +0200
Christophe Strobbe <> wrote:

> Hi Sigrid,
> At 16:07 8-8-2011, Sigrid Carrera wrote:
> >Hello @all,
> >
> >I would like our documentation to be accessible to people who can't
> >see as good as I can. So what do I have to do to achieve this goal?
> >I imagine, that it is more than just checking "tagged PDF" when I
> >create the PDF file from the odt. So what else needs to be done?
> You can check the presentation I made at the RMLL conference last month:
> <> (in English and in French).
> I you prefer text (and more details), you can check the authoring
> techniques for OpenOffice Writer (v3.2) from the ADOD project at
> <>. You will need to work around some bugs
> of you are using LibreOffice 3.3, for example, adding alt text to
> images after the caption (because adding a caption deletes the alt
> text), or identifying the language of links (because links by default
> have no language in OOo or Libo, unless you modify the character
> style named "Internet link").

thanks, I will have a look at both links.

I won't have a problem with adding the captions before adding the alt text, since our documents exist already. :) And the only links we have in the documents are the email address for comments to the documents and where to download our documents. No other links used.

Thanks again.


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