Creating Accessible Documents with LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer

Speaker(s) : Christophe Strobbe

  • Language : Anglais
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Thursday 9 July 2015
  • Schedule : 11h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Amphi Bunuel
Threads : AccessibilityMigrations

OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer enables authors to create accessible documents in ODF (OpenDocument Format) and various word processing formats that people with disabilities can use. Writer can also export these documents to "tagged" PDF if authors know how to enable this feature. Using the extensions odt2daisy and odt2braille, they can also export documents to digital talking books (DAISY) and Braille, respectively. In order to create accessible documents, authors need to know certain specific techniques. The extension AccessODF is an accessibility checker for Writer, but automated checkers cannot detect all accessibility issues. This tutorial will explain many accessibility techniques and how to use the extensions AccessODF, odt2daisy and odt2braille. (These extensions were developed during the AEGIS project and are available under an LGPL licence.)

Christophe Strobbe
Christophe Strobbe has been a researcher in ICT accessibility since 2001, first at the KULeuven in Belgium (2001-2012) and since 2012 at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Germany. He has contributed to the European projects VISUAL (2001-2004), IDCnet (2002-2005), BenToWeb (2004-2007), @Science (2006-2008), USEM (2007-2010), STAND4ALL (2009-2010) and eGovMoNet (2008-2010), AEGIS (2008-2012) and Cloud4all (2011-2015). During the BenToWeb project he also contributed to the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology (UWEM). He has been a member of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) since April 2005 and was a member of the Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) between March 2011 and December 2014. In the AEGIS project he was, among other things, involved in three extensions for LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: odt2daisy, odt2braille and AccessODF (an accessibility checker). In the Cloud4all project, he contributes to the Matchmaker and various other components of the GPII.

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