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12 accessibility checkeropenoffice paper

  1. 1. AccessODF:Accessibility Evaluation andRepair for LibreOffice /OpenOffice.org Writer Christophe Strobbe K.U.Leuven, Belgium christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.beAEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  2. 2. Before AccessODF ...● odt2daisy ● Export DAISY books from Writer ● http://odt2daisy.sf.net/● odt2braille ● Export Braille or emboss from Writer ● http://odt2braille.sf.net/● Techniques for accessible authoring ● see ADOD presentation AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  3. 3. AccessODF Objectives● Quality of DAISY & Braille output depends on accessibility of source ● → Users asked for accessibility checker● Help users evaluate and repair accessibility issues in Writer ● for ODT (and DOC & DOCX) ● for ODT as source for DAISY & Braille ● for ODT as source for PDF AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  4. 4. AccessODF Status● First version released 8 November 2011● Identifies 30+ errors and warnings: ● image / formula / object without text alternative ● no default language for the document ● span of text / hyperlink without language identification ● table created with tabs / spaces ● text & background have low contrast AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  5. 5. AccessODF Status● DAISY-specific checks ● Image format not supported by DAISY (only PNG and JPG) ● More than 6 levels of headings● Braille-specific checks ● Table or image caption cannot be linked ● Material is transposed from its original location. (Lists, text boxes and images inside a table.) AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  6. 6. Support for Accessibility Repair● Not just errors and warnings:● “Repair” button: active when (semi-)automatic repair is possible, e.g. ● empty heading: automatic ● missing alt text: semi- automatic AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  7. 7. AccessODF Demonstration AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  8. 8. AccessODF Wish List● Accessibility evaluation in Impress (presentations)● Test effect of floating objects and frames on reading order● Find incorrect language identifications● Support for abbreviated forms● More translations: please volunteer ;-) AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011
  9. 9. Where to Go...● AccessODF: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ accessodf ● Or through LibreOffice extentions repository ● In English, Dutch, Greek, French● Use the software, submit bugs, use our forum AEGIS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 29-30 November 2011

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