Subject: [Fwd: Open Document Format (ODF) Accessibility Testing Tool]
Greetings, I've just been informed (see attachment) that a group of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed an ODF Accessibility Evaluation tool. Dr. Jon Gunderson (who probably led this student effort) is one of the key players in Web accessibility, and brought me the news. See http://odf.cita.uiuc.edu/ You can also read my write-up of this at http://blogs.sun.com/korn/date/20061208 Looks like we now have a tool we should be using for our own ODF files. The current draft of the ODF Accessibility Guidelines has a number of failures... (I'll be tending to those in the next revision). Regards, Peter Korn Accessibility Architect, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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- From: Jon Gunderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Joe Lazzaro <Joe.Lazzaro@state.ma.us>, Peter Korn <email@example.com>,Richard Schwerdtfeger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:33:27 -0600 (CST)Joe, Peter and Rich, A team of students at the University of Illinois has developed a tool to test Open Document Format (ODF) documents for accessibility features. We would love your feedback on the tool and please feel free to share this url with other people who would be interested in this tool. http://odf.cita.uiuc.edu There is a comment form on the web resource to give students feedback on the current rules, user interface design and to give them ideas for additional rules. There next step is to add a feature to help people add accessibility information to their ODF files. Jon Jon Gunderson, Ph.D. Director of IT Accessibility Services Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) and Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES) Voice: (217) 244-5870 Fax: (217) 333-0248 Cell: (217) 714-6313 E-mail: email@example.com WWW: http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/ WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/--- End Message ---