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Re: [K12OSN] Open Office



On Sat, 9 Jun 2007, Todd O'Bryan wrote:

> Actually, students in Kentucky have to submit writing portfolios as part
> of the state accountability system. Part of that includes audience and
> writing domain awareness. If a student were to submit a feature article
> without included photos in a typewriter font or a lab report without
> included charts and graphs, they would be marked down according to the
> rubric.

what do children who cannot afford computers or don't have the ability to
include such things, why would a blind child be marked down for not
submitting photos that are unusable by that child. (you do mainstream such
children do you not??)

> Plain text just doesn't cut it anymore. If PDF isn't accessible, then we
> need to come up with something that will allow a reasonable amount of
> presentation in addition to content.

http://www.W3C.org/WAI

should give you more information than you ever wanted to know

personally I hate photos/graphics etc just for the sake of eyecandy, if it
doesn't add to the knowledge base it is just eyecandy or regurgitated
amazement.!!

Bob


>
> Todd
>
> On Sat, 2007-06-09 at 16:07 -0400, Accessys smart net wrote:
> > however if one has any kids in thier class with a disability pdf is NOT
> > accessible and not considered 508 compliant.
> >
> > what's wrong with just "plain text" or ASCII???
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007, Jim Anderson wrote:
> >
> > > I would recommend the OpenCD.  It contains a collection of Open Source
> > > programs for Windows.
> > >
> > > http://www.theopencd.org/
> > >
> > > The OpenCD includes current versions of OpenOffice.org 2.2, Scribus (desktop
> > > publishing), and PDF Creator, among others.  If you standardize on PDF for
> > > submissions you will bot have any compatibility problems.  A student could
> > > "print" a MS Publisher file or a Docx or Works file to PDF using PDF
> > > Creator.  OpenOffice and Scribus both offer native PDF export.
> > >
> > > Jim Anderson
> > >
> > > On 6/7/07, Rob Owens <rowens bio-chemvalve com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Give those kids a copy of OpenOffice for home!
> > > >
> > > > In the meantime, they can download and install PDFCreator here:
> > > > http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
> > > >
> > > > Then they can save their term paper as a pdf.  There are tools in Linux
> > > > to strip the text out of a pdf.  The command on my Ubuntu Feisty system
> > > > is pdftotext and it's part of a package called poppler-utils.
> > > >
> > > > -Rob
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
> > > > Behalf Of Derek Jaques
> > > > Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 11:09 AM
> > > > To: k12osn redhat com
> > > > Subject: [K12OSN] Open Office
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone have any ideas how to open .pub (MS publisher files)  .wps
> > > > (MS works defaut) or .docx (Vista word??)  files?  I have a plethora of
> > > > students who have term papers in these formats from home.  If Open
> > > > Office cannot open them, is there another program that will with the
> > > > default K12LTSP distro packages?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Thank you in advance.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Derek Jaques
> > > > Corbett School District
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