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DesktopLinux: ODF 1.1 Adds Support for Sight-Impaired Users

Feb 19, 2007, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Members of OASIS, the international standards consortium, this week approved version 1.1 of the Open Document Format (ODF) for Office Applications (OpenDocument) as an OASIS Standard. A key enhancement in OpenDocument 1.1 is support for users who have low or no vision, or who suffer from cognitive impairments.

"The standard provides short alternative descriptive text for document elements such as hyperlinks, drawing objects, and image map hot spots. Additionally, it offers lengthy descriptions for the same objects should additional help be needed, an OASIS spokesperson said..."

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