Debian Accessibility Project
Document accessibility helpers
Debian Accessibility Helpers for documents

This metapackage will install packages which are useful for improving accessibility of documents


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Debian Accessibility Document accessibility helpers packages

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Libreoffice extension to check accessibility of ODF documents
Maintainer: Sebastian Humenda
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AccessODF is an extension that can be used in Writer and in LibreOffice Writer. It enables authors to find and repair accessibility issues in their documents, i.e. issues that make their documents difficult or even impossible to read for people with disabilities. This includes issues such as:

  • insufficient colour contrast between text and background,
  • missing text alternatives for images and other objects (such text alternatives are necessary for blind users and other users of text-to-speech software),
  • missing language identification for the document and for language changes inside the document (language information is needed for conversion into Braille and synthetic speech),
  • the use of proper Heading styles instead of big bold text to identify headings (this enables document navigation based on headings),
  • the use of proper tables instead of visually mimicking tables by using tabs or spaces,
  • the compatibility of images with DAISY, the de-facto standard for digital talking books. For each accessibility issue, AccessODF provides a description and repair suggestions.
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