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How was accessibility addressed in OpenDocument v1.1?
Book page: Submitted by carolgeyer on Mon, 2007-02-05 16:01. Last updated on Mon, 2007-02-05 16:10.
The changes needed to make OpenDocument 1.0 accessible were relatively minor. The OASIS OpenDocument Accessibility Subcommittee did a gap analysis of v1.0 based on these criteria:
- Support for W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
- Interoperability with assistive technologies
- Preservation of structural semantics
- Increased usability of presentations over that available in today's office document formats
- Alternative text for non-text objects
- Proper association of captions to captioned content
- Encoding of pagination information
- Preservation of table semantic structure imported from other file formats
- Proper encoding of authored table header content
- Author-defined logical navigation of page objects in presentations
- Provision of alternative text hints for hyperlinks