[LINK] Adobe PDF Accessibility Event Endorsed by AGIMO

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Feb 25 08:57:36 AEDT 2011

I wrote:
> ... "PDF Accessibility Education Sessions for the Australian Government" in March 2011:
> <http://www.adoberegoready.com/agimo/>.
>...The name of the Department of Finance and Deregulation, and the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, are 
> displayed below a banner headline on the Adobe web page ... contrary to the guidelines 
> for the use of the Arms ...

Had a comment from AGIMO on my blog to say they have spoken to Adobe and 
the coat of arms has been removed from Adobe's web site.

By the way, Dr Lachlan Blackhall concluded his seminar on "Educational
Content Authoring Tools" at ANU on Wednesday by recommending "AContent":

AContent is a free open source web based system from Canada which is 
designed to meet accessibility requirements. It produces XML/XHTML 
output conforming to IMS Global Learning Consortium standards. This 
format is similar to the epub ebook format.

The public service could use a tool similar to AContent to produce well
formatted, standards compliant documents in web and PDF formats. This
would be cheaper and easier than the current process of using
Microsoft Word to produce poorly formatted documents which are then
reworked into PDF and reworked again to produce web pages.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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