[LINK] Aust Gov PDF Accessibility Review

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Oct 19 08:59:14 AEDT 2009

Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> ...  Australian Government is seeking input to inform its policy
> about the use of the Portable Document Format (PDF) for the provision
> of government information online. ...
> http://webpublishing.agimo.gov.au/PDF_Accessibility_Review ...

AGIMO sent me a note to say they have extended the extended the deadline
for submissions to 26 October.

My submission suggests not spending a lot of effort on trying to make 
PDF accessible, but instead use HTML and CSS web pages: 

PDF could still be used for a paper facsimile, which is what it is good 
for, and web pages for online reading. Web pages can be made easily 
usable on small smart phone and netbook screens, as well as conventional 
desktop computers. At the same time it would be useful to have public 
servants educated in e-literacy, so they would me more aware of how to 
compose documents to be read online.

Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274

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