FYI: Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) for Word

Subject: FYI: Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) for Word
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Austechwriter" <austechwriter -at- freelists -dot- org>, "WAustechwriters" <WAustechwriters -at- yahoogroups -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:14:54 +0800

"Free to download, the DAT is a dedicated accessibility ribbon menu
for Microsoft Word that makes it quicker and easier to create
accessible documents."


_The DAT makes it quicker and easier to create an accessible Word
document by:_

* _Providing a centralised location for accessibility functions._
* _Automating various parts of accessibility implementation._
* _Serving as a checklist for accessibility._
* _Serving as a validator for accessibility._

_A unique innovation and the first product of its kind, the DAT
features a range of custom-built functions: _

* _A built-in screen reader that enables a content author to simulate
the experience of a person who is blind or has low vision._
* _A table wizard that automates header column and row markup._
* _An alternative text wizard that prompts a content author to apply
alternative text when an image is inserted._
* _A colour contrast tool that helps a content author to find colour
combinations with insufficient colour contrast and rectify them._
* _A Word-to-HTML converter that produces HTML without Microsoftâs
proprietary code and facilitates conversion to accessible HTML._

--- Stuart

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