Section 508 compliant documentation - CHM and PDF

Subject: Section 508 compliant documentation - CHM and PDF
From: "Robyn Richards" <robynrrr -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 00:13:40 +0000


Hi all,
I have been asked to look at our user documentation to ensure it is section 508 compliant.
I currently produce .chm and occasionally .pdf documents.

Having not gone this route before, I am unsure what I need to do. Is anyone willing to share their tips/ideas?

Here's what I am thinking:

.CHM
- provide ALT tags for all images
- ensure names of screen controls (i.e. fields, buttons, etc) differ from main text by both colour and font
- ensure hyperlinks can be distiguished by more than colour (i.e. by underline as well)
- ?

.PDF
- Provide navigation through bookmarks
-?

Any suggestions appreciated :)

Robyn



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