An Accessibility Checker for LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org Writer

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An Accessibility Checker for LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org Writer

  1. 1. AccessODF:Accessibility Evaluation andRepair for LibreOffice /OpenOffice.org Writer Christophe Strobbe, Bert Frees, Jan Engelen K.U.Leuven, Belgium ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  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 Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca/ ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  3. 3. AccessODF ObjectivesQuality of DAISY & Braille output depends on accessibility of source → Users asked for accessibility checkerHelp 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 ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  4. 4. Other Accessibility Evaluation ToolsAccessibility Checker in MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint 2010 Only for DOCX, XSLX, PPTX from MS Office 2010aDesigner (IBM, Eclipse Foundation)“Plug-ins for accessible PDF documents” from Zurich Univ of Applied Sciences(Validate function in Save-as-DAISY plug-in for MS Word) ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  5. 5. AccessODF StatusFirst version released 8 November 2011Identifies 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 ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  6. 6. AccessODF StatusDAISY-specific checks Image format not supported by DAISY (only PNG and JPG) More than 6 levels of headingsBraille-specific checks Table or image caption cannot be linked Material is transposed from its original location. (Lists, text boxes and images inside a table.) ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  7. 7. AccessODF, WCAG and ADODMapping between AccessODF checks, WCAG 2.0 and ADOD techniques: http://accessodf.sourceforge.net/MappingToWCAG.html Some WCAG requirements are not relevant to word processing documents Some WCAG requirements are not evaluated (yet) Some checks don’t match anything in WCAG ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  8. 8. Support for Accessibility RepairNot just errors and warnings:“Repair” button: active when (semi-)automatic repair is possible, e.g. empty heading: automatic missing alt text: semi-automatic ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  9. 9. AccessODF Demonstration ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  10. 10. AccessODF Wish ListAccessibility evaluation in Impress (presentations)Test effect of floating objects and frames on reading orderFind incorrect language identificationsSupport for abbreviated formsMore translations: please volunteer ;-) ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  11. 11. Where to Go...AccessODF: http://sourceforge.net/projects/accesso df Or through LibreOffice extensions repository In English, Dutch, Greek, FrenchUse the software, submit bugs, use our forum ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012
  12. 12. LibreOffice Accessibility - WindowsJava Accessibility API: poor support in Windows screen readersIn 2010 IBM donated IAccessible2 implementation to Oracle; integration not complete when Oracle abandoned OpenOffice.orgOracle donated OOo 3.3 to Apache FoundationIAccessible2 would be integrated in OpenOffice.org after version 3.4.0 (Apache Foundation) ICCHP, Linz, Austria, 10 July 2012

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