Overview of the OpenDocument Accessibility perspective

OpenDocument Format (ODF) is a standardized file format for office suite applications.

ODF 1.0 was approved as an OASIS standard on 1 May 2005, and it was approved as the ISO/IEC 26300:2006 standard. It is available as the ODF 1.0 specification from the OASIS ODF Technical Committee page.

ODF 1.1 was approved as an OASIS standard on 2 February 2007. Some accessibility functions were added in this version. This newer standard is available as the ODF 1.1 specification from the OASIS ODF Technical Committee page.

The ACTF OpenDocument Accessibility perspective supports accessibility checking for ODF files. With the OpenDocument Accessibility perspective, the accessibility information in ODF files can be checked automatically. In addition, the OpenDocument Accessibility perspective simulates how the ODF file is read out by screen readers without actually using a screen reader. The low vision view of the OpenDocument Accessibility perspective simulates weak eyesight, color vision deficiencies, cataracts, and their combinations.

Contents supported by the OpenDocument Accessibility perspective

This perspective supports for OpenDocument Text (ODT), OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ODS), OpenDocument Presentation (ODP) defined in ODF specification, and supports for the two different versions, ODF 1.0 and 1.1.

Requirements for the OpenDocument Accessibility perspective

This perspective requires installing OpenOffice.org. It supports for OpenOffice.org 3.x (later than 3.0.1).

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