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Re: Docbook xsl stylesheets and accessibilityrequirements?
- From: ed nixon <ed dot nixon at lynnparkplace dot org>
- To: "Billard, Trish" <trish dot billard at hp dot com>
- Cc: docbook-apps at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:42:54 -0500
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Docbook xsl stylesheets and accessibilityrequirements?
- Reply-to: ed dot nixon at lynnparkplace dot org
I think there is quite a bit of information around about accessibility
and the xsl stylesheets. I don't know that it is collected and
documented in one place. Since accessibility is a major interest of
mine, I'd be happy to work with folks in pulling something together, for
the FAQ perhaps? I'd need a bit of coaching about the best way to get
started and also about any wheels that don't need to be re-invented.
To start the ball rolling, some topics might be:
* how do you get valid html output for which versions of html?
* customizing the head and foot sections for clean, linear screen reader
* best combinations of parameter values to maximize clean output
* generating ALT text and longdesc (I've seen traffic about this for sure)
* titles and graphics
* tab sequences and navigation, how to
* customizing menu links for keyboard access
It's not so clear to me how you get accessible PDF output in spite of
advertised capabilities in the latest Acrobat s/w.
Billard, Trish wrote:
I'm planning on using the 1.59.2 DocBook xsl stylesheets to create HTML, PDF, and HTML help renditions. (Thank you, Norm!!) I'll need to ensure that they meet certain standards for accessibility:
* W3C recommendation: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (<http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505>).
* Section 508 (http://www.section508.gov <http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505>).
Is there any documentation out there about how these transformations meet or don't meet these requirements? I'll need to create configurations or customizations to ensure the requriements are met.