How accessible is the Open Document Format?



Part of the big debate in Massachussetts over the Open Document Format has been it’s accessibility by persons with disabilities. The opponents have maintained that it will increase the difficulty of those people with disabilities in gaining access to vital public information. It’s also claimed that a Microsoft solution would be more accessible.


This Between the Lines article seems to indicate otherwise. In fact, it seems to conclude that ODF may be MORE accessible than Microsoft’s solutions. The main point being that ODF has “inherited” some of the web’s accessibility features. (XForms)

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